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The Lower Hunter - By-election (Roll: 723)
Nominations: Friday, 23 November 1877, Polling: Monday, 26 November 1877
Candidate Votes Votes %
Buchanan, David 62 16.32
Jacob, Archibald Hamilton (Re-elected) 318 83.68
Formal Votes 380
Informal Votes 15 3.80
Total Votes / Turnout 395 54.63
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: By-election caused by A H Jacob taking the position as Secretary of Mines in the fourth Robertson ministry. Writ issued by the Governor as Jacob accepted office after the 1877 election but before the new Parliament sat.
Source: Maitland Mercury, report of nominations, 24 November 1877, p.4 col.1-4, results 29 November, p.3 col.2 including booth. Results also published in SMH 28 November, p.7 col.2.