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The Hume - 1877 (Roll: 3,149)
Nominations: Monday, 29 October 1877, Polling: Monday, 5 November 1877
Candidate Votes Votes %
Day, George (Re-elected) 461 97.67
Parkes, Henry 11 2.33
Formal Votes 472
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 472 14.99
Persons Voting / Turnout 484 15.37
Notes: In the report of the nominations (SMH 30 October, p.5 col.6) it was asserted that the nomination of Parkes was a sham. One Elector suggested nomination deposits should be introduced. The report went on 'Indignation is expressed at the nomination of Sir Henry Parkes as it was done only with a view to receive the money usually spent on a contested election, and for this purpose Sir Henry's name has been made use of.' Parkes is not shown as a sitting MP, having already been elected for Canterbury.
Source: Albury Banner, 10 November 1877, p.13 col.1. Discrepancy between newspaper reports and Statistical Register totals may be informal votes.