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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 27 March 1915


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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)
27 March 1915

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

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election.
Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor 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
253,391
Number of Assembly seats
46
Number of uncontested seats
11
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
71,875
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
181,516
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
136,516
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
75.21%
Total valid votes
333,432
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
1,441
Electoral system
Universal franchise at 21 years, multimember districts, first past the post (plurality) voting


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 27 March 1915
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  171,993  51.58  20  43.48 
Australian Labor Party  153,034  45.90  -0.88  26  11  56.52 
Independents  8,405  2.52  +0.71     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 333,432  100.00    46  11  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 3 member and 2 member districts and the electoral system permitted voters to cast more that one vote.

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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