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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) 12 July 1975

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) Donald Allan Dunstan
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. Donald Allan Dunstan
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 771,414 
Number of Assembly seats 47 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats  
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 771,414 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 721,770 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 93.56% 
Total valid votes 693,985 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 3.85%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Universal franchise (at 18 years from 1973), single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting 

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South Australia, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 12 July 1975
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 321,481  46.32  -5.20     23  48.94 
Liberal Party 218,820  31.53  *     20  42.55 
Liberal Movement 126,820  18.27  *     4.26 
Country Party 19,208  2.77  -1.18     2.13 
Independents 6,281  0.91  -3.41     2.13 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,375  0.20  -0.23          
Totals 693,985  100.00    47  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.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 0 08 033038 X).

There are small discrepancies in calculating the total valid vote given by Hughes (1986), and differences between these figures and those given by Jaensch (1986).



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