ID 0401

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 2 March 1968


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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)
2 March 1968

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
Australian Labor 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
Liberal and Country League
House of Assembly support for government after election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
609,627
Number of Assembly seats
39
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
609,627
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
575,949
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.48%
Total valid votes
562,658
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.31%
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 2 March 1968
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  292,445  51.98  -3.06  19  48.72 
Liberal & Country League  246,560  43.82  +7.89  19  48.72 
Democratic Labor Party  9,223  1.64  -2.71     
Independents  5,781  1.03  -0.85  2.56 
Votes for other than listed parties 8,649 1.54 -1.27       
Totals 562,658  100.00    39  100.00 


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Notes

Premier in office at election: Dunstan replaced Walsh as premier on 1 June 1967.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400).



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