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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 5 April 1924


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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)
5 April 1924

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
Majority
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
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
289,843
Number of Assembly seats
46
Number of uncontested seats
4
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
32,850
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
256,993
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
161,165
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
62.71%
Total valid votes
397,612
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
1,774
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 5 April 1924
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  192,256  48.35  +3.73  27  58.70 
Liberal Party  165,802  41.70  +6.80  17  36.96 
Country Party  35,551  8.94  4.35 
Independents  1,827  0.46  -3.10     
Votes for other than listed parties 2,176 0.55 +0.55       
Totals 397,612  100.00    46  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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