ID 0393

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 29 April 1944


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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 April 1944

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
Majority
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
401,747
Number of Assembly seats
39
Number of uncontested seats
9
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
112,715
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
289,032
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
255,883
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
88.53%
Total valid votes
247,654
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.22%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years, single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 29 April 1944
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  113,536  45.84  +8.29  20  51.28 
Australian Labor Party  105,298  42.52  +9.27  16  41.03 
Independents  16,439  6.64  -17.97  7.69 
Independent Labor  5,587  2.26  -0.76     
Communist Party  5,136  2.07     
Unendorsed Liberal & Country League  1,658  0.67  -0.91     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 247,654  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.

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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