ID 0403

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 10 March 1973


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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)
10 March 1973

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'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
696,290
Number of Assembly seats
47
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
696,290
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
655,937
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.20%
Total valid votes
629,143
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.08%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise (at 18 years from 1973), 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 10 March 1973
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  324,135  51.52  -0.12  26  55.32 
Liberal & Country League  250,312  39.79  -3.97  20  42.55 
Independents  27,178  4.32  +2.86     
Country Party  24,810  3.94  +2.05  2.13 
Votes for other than listed parties 2,708 0.43 -0.81       
Totals 629,143  100.00    47  100.00 


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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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