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The Upper Hunter - By-election (Roll: 2,482)
Nominations: Tuesday, 2 June 1868, Polling: Saturday, 6 June 1868
Candidate Votes Votes %
Bell, Archibald (Elected) 591 59.10
Dangar, Thomas 383 38.30
Drewe, Sydney Charles 6 0.60
Gordon, William Henry 20 2.00
Formal Votes 1,000
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,000 40.29
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: Sitting MP James White resigned. According to his ADB entry, White went overseas to visit England and the United States.
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 5 June 1868, p.2 col.5 sourced from the Maitland Mercury, with results from Maitland Mercury, 11 June, p.2 col.6 reporting incomplete result because no poll had been taken at Jerry’s Plains. After this separate poll, the DOP was scheduled for 30 June but does not appear to have been reported anywhere.