Wednesday 9 March 2022
For immediate release
The Victorians Party was registered yesterday as a political party under Victorian electoral law.
The party applied for registration on Thursday 13 January. As required by section 49 of the Electoral Act 2002, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) advertised the application and invited objections. No objections were received.
To be registered, a party has to have at least 500 members on the Victorian electoral roll. The VEC confirmed this by writing to the members whose names were provided by the Victorians Party.
As a registered political party, the Victorians Party will:
- have the party name printed next to its endorsed candidates' names on ballot papers
- be able to nominate all its candidates centrally with the VEC instead of with individual election managers
- be entitled to public funding (if it gains enough votes), and
- be entitled to enrolment information (which it can only use for specified purposes).