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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 29 March 1941


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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)
29 March 1941

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

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Liberal and Country League
House of Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
378,265
Number of Assembly seats
39
Number of uncontested seats
7
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
39,002
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
339,263
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
171,978
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
50.69%
Total valid votes
168,613
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.96%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years, single member districts, preferential voting (AV), optional preferences


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 29 March 1941
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 & Country League  63,317  37.55  +4.12  20  51.28 
Australian Labor Party  56,062  33.25  +7.08  11  28.21 
Independents  41,487  24.60  -9.48  12.82 
Independent Labor  5,090  3.02  -2.63  5.13 
Unendorsed Liberal & Country League  2,657  1.58  2.56 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 168,613  100.00    39  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

Premier in office at election: Thomas Playford, jnr replaced Butler as premier on 5 November 1938.

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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