1 625 candidates have nominated to contest the 2016 federal election, Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers announced today.
This compares to 1 717 candidates who contested the 2013 federal election.
This national figure includes 631 candidates for the 76 Senate vacancies and 994 candidates for the 150 House of Representatives seats across Australia.
Mr Rogers said the candidate nominations were officially declared at 12 noon today at public events held around Australia.
“The secure printing of ballot papers will now start with early voting to commence from Tuesday 14 June.”
|State/territory||Seats||2016 nominations||2013 nominations|
|New South Wales*||47||314||352|
|Australian Capital Territory||2||9||13|
* New South Wales was entitled to 48 seats at the 2013 federal election. This has now decreased to 47 seats.
** Western Australia was entitled to 15 seats at the 2013 federal election. This has now increased to 16 seats.
|State/territory||No. of vacancies||2016 nominations||2013 nominations*|
|New South Wales||12||151||110|
|Australian Capital Territory||2||22||27|
* For the 2013 federal election there were 40 Senate vacancies.