ID 0160

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 25 October 1969


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
624,626
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
12
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
624,626
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
599,719
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.01%
Total valid votes
579,157
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.43%
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 25 October 1969
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  303,419  52.39  +11.66  66.67 
Liberal Party  245,287  42.35  -11.92  33.33 
Democratic Labor Party  17,930  3.10  -0.43     
Votes for other than listed parties 12,521 2.16 +0.68       
Totals 579,157  100.00    12  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).