2024 Australian Capital Territory general election

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2024 Australian Capital Territory general election

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All 25 seats of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
13 seats needed for a majority
 
Leader Andrew Barr Elizabeth Lee Shane Rattenbury
Party Labor Liberal Greens
Leader since 11 December 2014 27 October 2020 20 October 2012
Leader's seat Kurrajong Kurrajong Kurrajong
Last election 10 seats, 37.8% 9 seats, 33.8% 6 seats, 13.5%
Current seats 10 9 6
Seats needed Increase 3 Increase 4 Increase 7

Incumbent Chief Minister

Andrew Barr
Labor–Greens Coalition



The 2024 Australian Capital Territory general election will be held on or before Saturday 19 October 2024 to elect all 25 members of the unicameral ACT Legislative Assembly.[2]

The election will be conducted by the ACT Electoral Commission, using the proportional Hare-Clark system.

The incumbent Labor–Greens Coalition government, currently led by Chief Minister Andrew Barr, will attempt to win a seventh term against the Liberal opposition, currently led by Elizabeth Lee, who will seek to form government for the first time in 23 years. Lee is the first Asian Australian leader of a state or territory opposition.[3][b]

The leaders of all three parliamentary parties are from the same seat (the inner-city seat of Kurrajong); indeed, Lee is the only Liberal member representing the seat.

Background[edit]

The Labor Party, led by Chief Minister Andrew Barr, is attempting to win re-election for a seventh consecutive term (either with a majority of seats or via forming a coalition with another party) in the 25-member unicameral Legislative Assembly. Labor formed a coalition government with the Greens after the last election, and together the two parties hold 16 of the 25 seats in the Assembly. Leader of the Opposition and Liberals leader Alistair Coe was replaced by Elizabeth Lee following the election.

On 12 November 2023, Greens Johnathan Davis resigned from parliament and as a member of the Greens. He was replaced by Laura Nuttall after a countback was conducted.[4]

All members of the unicameral Assembly faced re-election, with members being elected by the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation. The Assembly is divided into five electorates with five members each:

Retiring members[edit]

Labor[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Opinion polling[edit]

Date Firm Primary vote
ALP LIB GRN OTH
2020 election 37.8% 33.8% 13.5% 13.7%

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Australian Capital Territory does not use instant runoff voting. This calculation is an estimate of preference flows at the previous federal election.[1]
  2. ^ Not including New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, as Armenian Australians are usually considered European Australians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Federal 2pp Estimator".
  2. ^ "2024 ACT Legislative Assembly election". ElectionsACT. 6 March 2023. Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  3. ^ https://www.sbs.com.au/language/korean/en/podcast-episode/act-liberals-elizabeth-lee-becomes-the-first-asian-leader-of-major-political-parties-in-australia/qkj0uim9m
  4. ^ "ACT Greens backbencher Johnathan Davis resigns after sexual misconduct allegations". ABC News. 12 November 2023. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  5. ^ Gore, Charlotte (8 August 2023). "ACT Legislative Assembly Speaker Joy Burch announces she will not contest 2024 election". ABC. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  6. ^ Lindell, Jasper (20 October 2023). "Canberra Liberal MLA Nicole Lawder to retire from politics at 2024 ACT Legislative Assembly election". Canberra Times. Retrieved 25 January 2024.