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2014-04-01

 
Electoral Systems of Lower Houses of Parliaments of the Australian States, which applied for the 1901 polls for Senators and MHRs,
after those Colonies had become States of Australia, and before the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902 provided the constitutionally-required uniform Electoral System

 
* Asterisk indicates that plumping was not allowed.                # Hash indicates that plumping was allowed.
 

COLONY UNTIL
1 JANUARY 1901
AND STATE
FROM THEN
BALLOT MARKING RULES FOR THE ELECTION OF
THE SIX ORIGINAL SENATORS FOR EACH STATE,
EACH STATE BEING A SINGLE ELECTORAL DISTRICT
COUNTING
SYSTEM
DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS PER
  ELECTORAL DISTRICT IN THE
STATE LOWER HOUSE IN 1901
STATE ELECTORAL
LAWS IN
FORCE IN MARCH 1901
1-MEMBER
DISTRICTS
2-MEMBER
DISTRICTS
3-MEMBER
DISTRICTS

4-MEMBER
DISTRICTS
6-MEMBER
DISTRICTS
New South Wales Strike through the names of all candidates printed on the ballot-paper, except for those being voted for, whose number must* equal the number of vacancies. Plurality
125
-
-
-
-
64 Vict. 65
Section 5.
56 Vict. 38
Sections 85, 86
Schedule H
Queensland

Strike through the names of all candidates printed on the ballot-paper, except for those being voted for, whose number must not# exceed the number of vacancies. Plurality 50
11
-
-
-
64 Vict. 25
Section 10.
The Elections Act of 1885
Sections 75, 78H

South Australia

Make a cross having its centre within the square printed on the ballot-paper opposite the name of each candidate being voted for, whose number must not# exceed the number of vacancies.

Plurality -
27
-
-
-
59 & 60 Vict. 667
Sections 126 and 134
Schedule XVII
Tasmania
Mark at least the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and further if desired, against the name of each candidate printed on the ballot-paper, to show the voter's order of preference for them.

Hare-Clark
28
-
-
1
1
63 Vict. 13
63 Vict. 7
60 Vict. 49
Victoria
Strike through the names of all candidates printed on the ballot-paper, except for those being voted for, whose number must not# exceed the number of vacancies. Plurality 73
11
-
-
-
64 Vict. 1715
Section 1.
54 Vict. 1075:

Section 254,
Schedule 35.
Section 122,
Schedule 17.
Western Australia
Strike through the names of all candidates printed on the ballot-paper, except for those being voted for, whose number must* equal the number of vacancies. Plurality 44
-
-
-
-
63 Vict. 20:
Section 95,
Schedule 17.
Section 104(3)(a).

60 Vict. 18:
Section 9.