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Clarence - 1981 (Roll: 34,716)
Retained by Labor Party
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Day, Donald (Re-elected) Labor Party 18,035 56.64
Ralston, William Henry Jnr National Country Party 13,807 43.36
Formal Votes 31,842
Informal Votes 412 1.28
Total Votes / Turnout 32,254 92.91
Notes: Don Day was the sitting Labor MP for the abolished electorate of Casino. The NCP member for Clarence Matt Singleton moved to contest the new seat of Coffs Harbour.