Candidates Handbook: Appendix 2: Additional information available to candidates

Updated: 20 May 2016

The AEC produces a range of publications for candidates in addition to the Candidates Handbook. These include:

Other information materials will be available during the election campaign. A copy of the Scrutineers Handbook is given to each candidate when they nominate at a divisional office.

General information on a range of topics is available by visiting the AEC website, from all AEC offices or by phoning 13 23 26.

Candidate information sessions

To assist political parties and individuals who are interested in nominating as candidates for the federal election, information sessions are conducted in each state and territory. These sessions provide an overview of the electoral process, including information on the nomination process and the rights and responsibilities of candidates.

To find out more about the candidate information sessions, see the AEC website or contact the AEC on 13 23 26.

Official material available to candidates

House of Representatives candidates are entitled to receive a copy of the certified list of voters for the division for which they are seeking election, as soon as they are produced after the close of the rolls for the election.

Senate candidates are not entitled to copies of the certified list. Note: the certified list of voters is an official AEC publication and must be handled and disposed of in accordance with the Act. You must dispose of the document as per the undertaking you made on its receipt.

The Candidates Handbook, Scrutineers Handbook and other electoral information are also available on the AEC website.