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Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election

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General election for the Assembly Queensland 
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day) 2 April 1938

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election) William Forgan Smith
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor Party 
Assembly support for government at election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. William Forgan Smith
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor Party
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  
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Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 606,559 
Number of Assembly seats 62 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 23,848 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 582,711 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 539,037 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 92.51% 
Total valid votes 531,979 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.31%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, contingent voting (a version of AV) 

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Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 2 April 1938
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Australian Labor Party 250,943  47.17  -6.26     44  70.97 
Country Party 120,469  22.65  *     13  20.97 
United Australia Party 74,328  13.97  *     6.45 
Protestant Labor 46,568  8.75  *     1.61 
Social Credit 27,758  5.22  -1.80        
Communist Party 8,510  1.60  *        
Independents 3,403  0.64  -3.69        
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  -1.42          
Totals 531,979  100.00    62  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.



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