The South Australian Aboriginal Affairs Minister says the State’s Indigenous voice elections were a success despite a low voter turnout.

The counting for votes cast earlier this month wrapped up on Thursday and initial results show only around 10 per cent of eligible voters turned up to the polls.

While an estimated 30,000 people were eligible to vote, only 2,583 votes were counted.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Kyam Maher told the ABC “we never anticipated that participation would be at the rate we see in normal elections”.

He says it will take time to build awareness and engagement.

The Voice will begin its work later in the year.