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1992 Referendum

Updated 6 Jan 2015

On 15 February 1992 voters were asked, at a referendum, to select an electoral system for the Legislative Assembly.

Overview

This indicative referendum was held in conjunction with the general election for the Legislative Assembly held on 15 February 1992. The election and referendum were conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission under Commonwealth law.

Electors were asked to indicate which electoral system should be used to elect members to the Legislative Assembly - a single member electorates system or a proportional representation (Hare-Clark) system.

The results of the referendum showed that 65.30%, a majority, of the electors casting a valid vote at the referendum voted in favour of a proportional representation (Hare-Clark) electoral system.

Statistics

Electorate
Single
Member
Electorates
Proportional
Representation
(Hare-Clark)
System
Formal
Informal
Total
Enrolment
Votes
%
Votes
%
Votes
%
Votes
%
Votes
%
Canberra
28126
34.52
53343
65.48
81469
94.48
4764
5.52
86233
90.12
95689
Fraser
26039
34.89
48593
65.11
74632
94.39
4439
5.61
79071
89.13
88716
Total ACT
54165
34.70
101936
65.30
156101
94.43
9203
5.57
165304
89.64
184405
 
(percentages are of formal votes)
(percentages are of total votes)
(percentages are of
enrolment)