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Candidates can be nominated in three ways:


Candidates nominated by a party

The party nomination form enables a registered party to nominate its candidates for a division.

The party nomination form includes two parts, which must be completed and lodged:

  1. Party nomination – to be competed and signed by the registered officer of the party; and

  2. Candidate consent and declaration – one is to be completed and signed by each candidate nominated by the party for the division.

Party nominations must be lodged either with the returning officer or the Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner between the issue of the writ and the close of the nomination period.


Candidates nominated by a group

The group nomination form enables candidate(s) who wish to appear as a group on a House of Assembly ballot paper, to be nominated.

The group nomination form includes three parts, which must be completed and lodged:

  1. Group nomination – to be competed and signed by the group coordinator.

  2. Nominators form – to be completed and signed by at least 100 electors enrolled for the division; and

  3. Candidate consent and declaration – one is to be completed and signed by each candidate nominated by the group for the division.

Group nominations must be lodged with the returning officer between the issue of the writ and the close of the nomination period.


Ungrouped nominations

The individual nomination form enables you to be nominated as an ungrouped candidate for election to the House of Assembly.

The individual nomination form includes two parts, which must be completed and lodged:

  1. Nominators – to be completed and signed by at least 10 electors enrolled for the division; and

  2. Candidate consent and declaration – one is to be completed and signed by the candidate nominated for the division

Individual nominations must be lodged with the returning officer between the issue of the writ and the close of the nomination period.


Nomination deposit

A deposit of $400 is required for each candidate in cash or a cheque drawn on itself by an authorised financial institution.  Personal cheques will not be accepted.  A nomination is not valid without receipt of this payment.


How to lodge your nomination

From Monday 15 February, your nomination form and deposit can be lodged at the following locations:

Bass & Lyons

Braddon

Denison & Franklin

Bass and Lyons Divisional Offices
Australian Electoral Commission
Ground floor,
87 George Street

Braddon Divisional Office
Australian Electoral Commission
1st Floor, Harris Building
49 Cattley Street, Burnie

Hobart Area Office
Australian Electoral Commission
Second floor, AMP Building
86 Collins Street, Hobart

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the nomination form and the deposit are received by the returning officer (or the Commissioner for party nominations only) before 12 noon Thursday 4 March 2010.


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