Election held on 24 February 1968
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|Party Name||First preference vote n||First preference vote share %||Change from previous election %||Seats won n||Uncontested seats held n||Seat share %|
|Australian Labor Party||931,563||43.10||-0.21||39||0||41.49|
|Democratic Labor Party||49,457||2.29||+0.18||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||0||0.00||0.00|
Government in office at election: After the 1965 election, Askin formed a Liberal Party and Country Party coalition minority government which held 47 of the 94 seats in the Legislative Assembly, and relied on two conservative independents to maintain a majority. The government won an additional seat from the Labor Party at the Bathurst by-election held on 6 May 1967 and secured majority support for the coalition until the election in 1968.
Redistribution and postal voting: The was a major redistribution and redrawing of electoral district boundaries before this election, and the reintroduction of postal voting which had been abolished by a Labor government in 1949; for a discussion of the significance of these changes, see Dempsey, pp. 7-10 (see 'Reference', below).
Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election, see Robert Dempsey, '1968', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 3 (1968-1999), pp. 1-36, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907412).
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, pp. 105-108, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1977, ISBN 0708113400); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).