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Three ways to nominate for House of Assembly elections

Nominations for the 2010 House of Assembly elections are now closed

A person can be nominated as a candidate at a House of Assembly election:

  • by a registered party

  • as part of a group on the ballot paper

  • as an individual

Nominated by a registered party

Most candidates standing in House of Assembly elections are nominated by registered parties. All candidates nominated by a party are listed on the ballot paper in a separate column under the party name.  Only registered parties can have their name shown on the ballot paper.

All party candidate nominations for a division are lodged in one application form by the registered officer of that party.  However, each person nominated by the party is required to make a declaration that they wish to be nominated by the party and that they are eligible to stand.

Party nominations may be submitted to either the Returning Officer or the Electoral Commissioner.

There are currently four registered parties for Tasmanian Parliamentary elections.  Go to registered parties for more details on parties registered for Tasmanian Parliamentary elections.

Nominated as part of a group on the ballot paper

All candidates nominated as part of a group are listed on the ballot paper in a separate column under a group heading determined by their column position on the ballot paper.  For example, if the group appears in the third column on the ballot paper is will have the heading ‘Group C’.

A group delegate lodges all group candidate nominations for a division in one application form.  To be entitled to be a group on the ballot paper, a group nomination must include the signatures of at least 100 nominators who are electors within the division who support the group nomination. Similar to party nominations, each person nominated by the group is required to make a declaration that they wish to be nominated by the party and that they are eligible to stand.

Nominated as an individual

All individual candidates are listed together in the final column on the ballot paper under the title ‘Ungrouped’. To nominate as an individual candidate, the individual must collect the signatures of at least ten nominators, who are electors within the division. 

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