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Parliament of South Australia, Assembly election

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General election for the Assembly South Australia 
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day) 6 March 1965

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) Thomas Playford [jnr]
Premier's party affiliation Liberal and Country League 
Assembly support for government at election Minority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. Francis Henry Walsh
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 562,824 
Number of Assembly seats 39 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 20,388 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 542,436 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 513,064 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 94.59% 
Total valid votes 498,640 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 2.81%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Universal franchise at 21 years, single member districts, preferential voting (AV) 

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South Australia, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 6 March 1965
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 274,432  55.04  +1.06     21  53.85 
Liberal & Country League 179,183  35.93  +1.43     17  43.59 
Democratic Labor Party 21,679  4.35  -3.40        
Independents 9,352  1.88  -1.27     2.56 
Votes for other than listed parties 13,994  2.81  +2.19          
Totals 498,640  100.00    39  100.00 


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