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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 28 September 1946


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
420,361
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
420,361
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
399,301
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.99%
Total valid votes
387,001
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.08%
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 28 September 1946
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  210,862  54.49  +0.09  66.67 
Liberal & Country League (Liberal)  161,170  41.65  33.33 
Communist Party  10,717  2.77  +0.14     
Independents  4,252  1.10  -3.00     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 387,001  100.00    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 and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).