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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 3 May 1902


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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)
3 May 1902

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 Party
House of Assembly support for government at election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
149,177
Number of Assembly seats
42
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
149,177
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
90,016
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
60.34%
Total valid votes
254,199
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
1,181
Electoral system
Universal franchise at 21 years, multimember districts, first past the post (plurality) voting (see notes)


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 3 May 1902
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 %
Conservative Party  69,275  27.25  -6.45  19  45.24 
Liberal Party  61,664  24.26  +2.28  12  28.57 
Australian Labor Party  48,515  19.09  -6.35  11.90 
Independent Liberal  33,275  13.09  9.52 
Independents  10,542  4.15  +0.79  4.76 
Votes for other than listed parties 30,928 12.17 -3.37       
Totals 254,199  100.00    42  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

Electoral districts were divided into 5 member, 4 member, 3 member and 2 member districts and the electoral system permitted voters to cast more that one vote. Government in office at election: After the defeat of the Kingston minority government on the floor of the Assembly on 1 December 1899, the Solomon Conservative minority government was in power until 8 December 1899. It was replaced by the Holder Liberal minority government until 15 May 1901 and was in turn replaced by the Jenkins Liberal Conservative party coaliton minority government.

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).



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