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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Victoria

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 13 December 1919

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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Victoria

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Election held on 13 December 1919
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
National Party (Nationalists)  286,440  48.67  -6.19  100.00  100.00  100.00 
Australian Labor Party  251,433  42.72  -2.02           
Victorian Farmers Union  50,620  8.60           
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -0.39             
Totals 588,493  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 

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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.


See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

The 1919 election was the first Senate election to use preferential voting (the alternative vote) in multimember electoral districts (the states) for the election of senators.

The votes gained by the Victorian Farmers Union for the Senate election in Victoria are included in the votes for the Country Party in the national summary for the Senate for this election.


Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 SBN 708112700); Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Senate.