Welcome to the Tally Room guide to the 2018 South Australian state election. This guide includes comprehensive coverage of each seat’s history, geography, political situation and results of the 2014 election, as well as maps and tables showing those results.
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Seat profiles have been produced for all 47 House of Assembly electorates. You can use the following pages to find your way to each seat’s profile, or click through on the following map.
Eleven members of the Legislative Council (half of the body’s membership) will be up for election. Labor and Liberal will be defending four seats each, while three smaller parties hold one seat each.
Nick Xenophon’s SA Best will have a big impact on the upper house election, with the incumbent parties struggling to hold on to all of their seats.
The voting system has been changed, with pre-lodged group voting tickets abolished. Voters now have control over how their preferences are distributed, by marking their own preferences above or below the line.
The recent redistribution made dramatic changes. All but one seat changed hands, with four seats flipping from Labor to Liberal, giving the Liberal opposition a notional majority.
This article runs through the key seats in this election: marginal Labor seats, marginal Liberal seats, independent-held seats and the places where Nick Xenophon polls most strongly.
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