State elections

State elections are held to elect members of South Australia’s House of Assembly and the Legislative Council.

For a state election to take place, the Governor of South Australia must issue the Writ. This is an official document that outlines the election date and timetable.

When is the next state election?

State elections are held on the 3rd Saturday in March every four years.

The next state election will be Saturday 19 March 2022. Voting is compulsory.

How can I prepare for the 2022 State Election?

Our website will be updated with more details as we get closer to the election. In the meantime, you can:

  • head to our enrolment page for tips on how to enrol, check and update your details
  • visit the voting page for information about how to vote at a state election
  • learn more about your electoral district using the electoral boundaries map.


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