General elections were held in the Bahamas on 19 September 1972 for all 38 seats in the House of Assembly.
Members of the House of Assembly are elected from single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting. The majority party then selects the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the Governor-General.
Three parties contested the election.
The result was a victory for the Progressive Liberal Party, which won 57.9% of the vote and 29 of the 38 seats.
Voter turnout was 87.99%.