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Australian Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn

Federal Election 21 August 2010

1,198 Candidates To Contest The 2010 Federal Election

Victor P Taffa

A total of 1,198 candidates have nominated to run in the 2010 federal election, the Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn announced today.

This national figure includes 349 Senate candidates for the 40 Senate vacancies and 849 candidates for the 150 House of Representatives seats across Australia.

 

Mr. Killesteyn said the candidate nominations were officially declared at 12 Noon today at public events held around Australia.

The 2010 nominations are made up of 353 female candidates and 845 male candidates. A total of 1,421 candidates stood at the 2007 federal election.

Mr. Killesteyn said that the secure printing of ballot papers would now start with early voting to commence in the coming week.

 

Number Of Nominations By State/Territory In The 2010 Federal Election

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BREAKDOWN
State/Territory

Seats

2010 Nominations

2007 Nominations

New South Wales

48

299

344

Victoria

37

194

242

Queensland

30

158

216

Western Australia

15

92

125

South Australia

11

68

74

Tasmania

5

20

31

Australian Capital Territory

2

7

11

Northern Territory

2

11

11

AUSTRALIA

150

849

1,054

SENATE STATE AND TERRITORY BREAKDOWN
State/Territory

No. of Vacancies

2010 Nominations

2007 Nominations

New South Wales

6

84

79

Victoria

6

60

68

Queensland

6

60

65

Western Australia

6

55

54

South Australia

6

42

46

Tasmania

6

24

28

Australian Capital Territory

2

9

16

Northern Territory

2

15

11

AUSTRALIA

40

349

367

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