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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 24 March 1990


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
966,431
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
13
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
966,431
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
927,897
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.01%
Total valid votes
893,754
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.68%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); 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 24 March 1990
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  381,172  42.65  +0.14  46.15 
Australian Labor Party  339,218  37.95  -6.60  53.85 
Australian Democrats  135,546  15.17  +7.38     
Call to Australia (Fred Nile) Group  22,297  2.49     
Independents  8,104  0.91     
Votes for other than listed parties 7,417 0.83 -0.57       
Totals 893,754  100.00    13  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.

Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this House of Representatives election in South Australia is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents. There were 11 such candidates.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Statistics, Result of Count: Senate, House of Representatives Election 1990, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990 (ISBN 0644130563); Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); 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).

For a general review of this election, see Clive Bean, Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), The Greening of Australian Politics: The 1990 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1990 (ISBN 0582870313).