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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 9 April 1890


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General election for the House of Assembly
South Australia
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
9 April 1890

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Ministerialists
House of Assembly support for government at election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Ministerialists
House of Assembly support for government after election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
70,691
Number of Assembly seats
54
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
70,691
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
37,539
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
53.10%
Total valid votes
66,407
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
622
Electoral system
Male franchise at 21 years, two-member districts, first past the post (plurality) voting


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 9 April 1890
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 %
Independents (No disciplined party groupings)  66,407  100.00  0.00  54  100.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 66,407  100.00    54  100.00 


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Notes

Polling dates: 9 April (18 seats), 11 April (6 seats), 18 April ( 2 seats), 19 April (6 seats), 23 April (22 seats) Electoral districts: Each district returned 2 members. The electoral system permitted voters to cast more that one vote. Parties: There were no clearly defined parties in 1890. Government: The Cockburn ministerialist minority government was returned at the election but lost office in 19 August 1890 after being defeated in parliament.

Sources

Dean Jaensch, Election Statistics of Colonial South Australia, Bedford Park, SA: Australasian Political Studies Association, APSA monograph No.14, 1974 (ISBN 0959924612);