ID 0410

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) 11 December 1993

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) Lynn Maurice Ferguson Arnold
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. Dean Craig Brown
Premier's party affiliation Liberal Party
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 1,006,035 
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 1,006,035 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 941,301 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 93.57% 
Total valid votes 912,095 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 3.1%
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 


South Australia, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 11 December 1993
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 %
Liberal Party 481,623  52.80  +8.60     37  78.72 
Australian Labor Party 277,038  30.37  -9.72     10  21.28 
Australian Democrats 82,942  9.09  -1.18        
Independents 28,498  3.12  +1.89        
National Country Party 10,157  1.11  -0.07        
Independent Labor 6,225  0.68  -0.83        
Votes for other than listed parties 25,612  2.81  +1.30          
Totals 912,095  100.00    47  100.00 

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Premier in office at election: Armold replaced Bannon as premier on 4 September 1992.


South Australia State Electoral Office, Statistical Returns General Elections 11 November 1993, Adelaide: 1995; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344).