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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in South Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 21 September 1940


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
375,203
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
6
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
375,203
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
359,000
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.68%
Total valid votes
346,113
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.59%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Male franchise at 21 years, multimember districts, first past the post (plurality) voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in South Australia

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Election held on 21 September 1940
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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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  137,633  39.77  +0.36  16.67 
United Australia Party  115,727  33.44  -6.21  50.00 
Country Party  60,332  17.43  +6.76  33.33 
Independents  32,421  9.37  -0.91     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 346,113  100.00    100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).