The Divisional Returning Officer for the Division of Bradfield, Yvonne Harrison, has announced that a total of 22 candidates have nominated to run in the by-election in the electorate of Bradfield.
The candidates were officially declared at a public event held by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) at 12 noon today and will appear in the following position on the ballot paper.
Position on ballot paper
|WHITEHALL, James||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|LUKE, Jodi||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|HANRAHAN, Peter William||Independent|
|McCAFFREY, Simon||D.L.P. – Democratic Labor Party|
|PEEBLES, Robyn||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|GEMMELL, Susie||The Greens|
|ALLEN, Darryl||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|THEW, Leighton||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|LEISHMAN, Marianne||Australian Sex Party|
|KELLY, Simon Matthew||Independent|
|WATERSON, Victor||One Nation|
|GABB, Lucy||Liberal Democrats (LDP)|
|FLETCHER, Paul William||Liberal|
|HESTELOW, Andrew||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|HENG, Esther||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|PENDER, Joseph Francis||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|PIX, David||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)|
|PRICE, Goronwy||Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy|
A total of six candidates ran in the Bradfield electorate at the 2007 federal election.
Ms Harrison said that “the secure printing of ballot papers would now begin and early voting would commence on Monday, 16 November 2009 for those electors with a valid and sufficient reason for being unable to vote on election day.”
Election day for the Bradfield House of Representatives by-election is Saturday, 5 December 2009. Voting is compulsory for Australian citizens aged 18 years and over and enrolled in the electorate of Bradfield.
The by-election will be conducted using the same electoral boundaries for Bradfield as used at the 2007 federal election.
For more information on the by-election visit www.aec.gov.au or call the AEC on 13 23 26.