ID 0154

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 26 November 1966


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
585,465
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
11
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
585,465
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
563,341
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.22%
Total valid votes
547,121
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.88%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in South Australia

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Election held on 26 November 1966
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 %
Liberal Party  296,923  54.27  +18.23  72.73 
Australian Labor Party  222,828  40.73  -12.49  27.27 
Democratic Labor Party  19,281  3.52  -5.61     
Votes for other than listed parties 8,089 1.48 -0.14       
Totals 547,121  100.00    11  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).