Deadline for election candidates
ANYBODY interested in running as a House of Representatives or Senate candidate in this year's Federal Election has until just midday today to nominate.
Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn said both the completed nomination form and deposit must be received by the relevant AEC officer by the deadline.
"I remind interested candidates to lodge their nomination as early as possible, as it will allow time to resolve any issues that may arise in the nomination form," Mr Killesteyn said.
Incomplete or late nominations cannot be accepted.
Nominations for the Senate must be made at the capital city office of the AEC State Manager (Australian Electoral Officer) for that state or territory.
Single nominations for the House of Representatives must be made at the office of the Divisional Returning Officer for that division.
Bulk nominations of endorsed House of Representatives candidates of a registered political party must be lodged with the state manager not less than 48 hours before the close of nominations.
To be eligible to nominate for either the Senate or the House of Representatives, a person must, amongst other requirements, be an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and an elector entitled to vote, or a person qualified to become such an elector.
To find out about nominating as a candidate in the 2013 Federal Election visit aec.gov.au or call the AEC on 13 23 2.
The nomination deposit is $1000 for a House of Representatives candidate and $2000 for a Senate candidate.