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Braidwood - 1869-70 (Roll: 2,766)
Nominations: Wednesday, 8 December 1869, Polling: Tuesday, 14 December 1869
Candidate Votes Votes %
Alley, George Underwood 94 5.91
Greville, Edward 625 39.28
Kelly, Michael William (Re-elected) 872 54.81
Formal Votes 1,591
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,591 57.52
Persons Voting / Turnout 1,648 59.58
Notes: This election has gone down in history as the 'pick-handle' election over the intimidation of voters at a polling place in Araluen. See Elections and Qualifications Committee report, LAVP 1870-71, Vol A1 p.1165. Different total votes, and PP suggests Kelly polled 880 votes.
Source: SMH 17 December 1869, p.7 col.1, the same issue reporting disturbances at the poll, p.3 col.6. Reports in the Empire 21/12 p.4 col.2 allege intimidation at the poll and full details were published in the Parliamentary Papers.