Victorian state election, 1964

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Victorian state election, 1964
Victoria (Australia)
1961 ←
27 June 1964
→ 1967

All 66 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
and 17 (of the 34) seats in the Victorian Legislative Council
  First party Second party
  Henry Bolte.jpg
Leader Henry Bolte Clive Stoneham
Party Liberal and Country Labor
Leader since 3 May 1953 1958
Leader's seat Hampden Midlands
Last election 39 seats 17 seats
Seats won 38 seats 18 seats
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Percentage 39.63% 36.22%
Swing Increase3.20 Decrease2.33

Premier before election

Henry Bolte
Liberal and Country

Premier after election

Henry Bolte
Liberal and Country

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on 27 June 1964 to elect the 66 members of the state's Legislative Assembly and 17 members of the 34-member Legislative Council. The Liberal and Country Party (LCP) government of Premier Henry Bolte won a fourth term in office.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
6 May 1964 The Parliament was prorogued.[1]
14 May 1964 Writs were issued by the Administrator to proceed with an election.[2]
5 June 1964 Close of nominations.
27 June 1964 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
8 July 1964 The Bolte Ministry was reconstituted, with two new ministers sworn in.[3]
14 July 1964 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
14 July 1964 Parliament resumed for business.[4]

Results[edit]

The election produced almost no change in the electoral balance.

Victorian state election, 27 June 1964[5]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19611967 >>

Enrolled Voters 1,635,311
Votes Cast 1,543,778 Turnout 94.40 –0.01
Informal Votes 35,631 Informal 2.31 –0.14
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal and Country 597,748 39.63 +3.20 38 – 1
  Labor 546,279 36.22 –2.33 18 + 1
  Democratic Labor 225,779 14.97 –1.98 0 ± 0
  Country 132,067 8.76 +1.62 10 + 1
  Other 3,741 0.25 –0.01 0 ± 0
  Independent 2,533 0.17 –0.49 0 – 1
Total 1,508,147     66  
Two-Party Preferred
  Liberal and Country 890,164 59.0 +1.1
  Labor 617,873 41.0 –1.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discharging members of the Legislative Council from attendance and dissolving the Legislative Assembly". Victorian Government Gazette. 6 May 1964. p. 1964:1420. 
  2. ^ Chief Electoral Officer, Victoria (1964). Statistics relating to the general election held on Saturday 27 June 1964 (6947/64).  Accessed at Baillieu Library, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.
  3. ^ "Ministers of the Crown". Victorian Government Gazette. 8 July 1964. p. 1964:2233. 
  4. ^ "Fixing the time for holding the first session of the forty-third Parliament of Victoria". Victorian Government Gazette. 30 June 1964. p. 1964:2131. 
  5. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Victoria, Assembly election, 27 June 1964". Retrieved 1 February 2010.