The AEC issued a reminder today that individuals wishing to stand as a House of Representatives or Senate candidate in the 2019 federal election have until 12 noon Tuesday 23 April to lodge their nomination.
Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said a correctly completed nomination form and accompanying deposit in the form of a bank cheque or cash must be received by the relevant AEC officer by the 12 noon 23 April deadline.
Incomplete or late nominations cannot be accepted.
Alternatively, people can visit an AEC office during opening hours or call 13 23 26.
(Consisting of all House of Representatives candidates endorsed by a registered political party for a particular state or territory) are to be lodged at the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for that state or territory not less than 48 hours before the close of nominations (by 12 noon Easter Sunday 21 April).
To be lodged at the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for that state or territory by 12 noon 23 April.
To be lodged at the office of the Divisional Returning Officer for the relevant electoral division by 12 noon 23 April.
"I encourage people interested in nominating as a candidate to lodge their nomination as early as possible," Mr Rogers said.
To be eligible to nominate for either the Senate or the House of Representatives, a person must be an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and an elector entitled to vote, or qualified to become such an elector; and not disqualified under section 44 of the Australian Constitution.
Candidates will be declared at 12 noon local time on 24 April at public declarations at AEC offices across Australia.