The Senate results for the Australian Capital Territory were finalised and announced today.
With just two senators to be chosen, the proportional system ensures that the ALP and Liberal Party will usually take one senator each. The ALP’s Katy Gallagher was re-elected, as was the Liberal Party’s Zed Seselja.
The ALP polled 37.94% of the primary vote, up 3.50% from the 2013 election. The Liberals polled 33.21%, up 0.13%. The Greens received 16.10%.
Gallagher has been a senator since replacing Kate Lundy in March, 2015. Previously, she was a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly (2001-14) and Chief Minister from 2011 to 2014.
Seselja has been a senator since 2013. He defeated the former member, Gary Humphries, in a bitter preselection contest. Previously, Seselja was a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly (2004-13). He was Opposition Leader from 2007 until 2013.
The AEC preference distribution is shown at the end of this page.
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Media statement from the Australian Electoral Commission.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that the count for the election of two Senators for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was completed today.
The successful candidates for the two Senate vacancies for the ACT are (in order of their election):
- GALLAGHER, Katy – Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)
- SESELJA, Zed – Liberal Party of Australia – ACT Division
The Australian Electoral Officer for the ACT Ian Gordon said the distribution of preferences was conducted today to elect the two ACT Senators.
“As with all aspects of the count, the automated distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates,” Mr Gordon said.
All 2016 federal election results are available in the AEC’s tally room at www.aec.gov.au/results.
Declaration of the Poll
Mr Gordon said that the formal Declaration of the Poll for the 2016 election of Senators for the ACT will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, 2 August 2016 and will be held at Kings Hall, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, PARKES, ACT 2600.
All candidates and the media are invited to attend. RSVPs are not required.