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The Upper Hunter - 1877 (Roll: 3,276)
Nominations: Monday, 29 October 1877, Polling: Saturday, 3 November 1877
Candidate Votes Votes %
McElhone, John (Re-elected) 1,169 71.94
Robertson, John 456 28.06
Formal Votes 1,625
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,625 49.60
Persons Voting / Turnout 1,651 50.40
Notes: Robertson is not shown as a sitting MP, as he had already been defeated in West Sydney, was defeated in Clarence on the same day as this contest, and was elected for both East Macquarie and Mudgeee two days later.
Source: Maitland Mercury, report of nominations 20 October 1877, pp.4-5, results 17 November, p.11 col.1, including booth details. Same results with booths in SMH 16 November, p.6 col.5. It is presumed the difference from the total votes in the Statistical Register is caused by unreported informal votes.