Candidates Handbook

It is crucial for any intending candidate to understand the nomination process and your obligations under electoral law.

The candidate’s handbook consolidates information about electoral processes that is relevant to you as an intending candidate for a federal election or by-election.

The handbook has guidance regarding the nomination process, ballot paper formats, communicating with voters, election funding, financial disclosure obligations, scrutineers and the counting process.

Updated: 15 January 2024