Tuesday 4 November 2014
For immediate release
Record field of parties line up for State election
A record number of political parties have registered in time for the State election on 29 November.
At the close of registrations yesterday, 21 parties were registered. These included three parties (the Liberal Democratic Party, The Basics Rock’n’Roll Party and Voice for the West) that were registered yesterday.
Ten parties were registered at the 2010 State election. Eleven parties have been registered this year, after having proved that they have at least 500 members who are Victorian electors.
The advantages of registration for political parties are that:
- the party name is printed next to its endorsed candidates’ names on ballot papers;
- it can nominate all its candidates centrally with the VEC instead of with individual election managers;
- it is entitled to public funding (if it gains enough votes); and
- it is entitled to enrolment information (which it can only use for specified purposes).
The registered political parties are:
- Animal Justice Party (registered 2014)
- Australian Christians
- Australian Country Alliance
- Australian Cyclists Party (registered 2014)
- Australian Labor Party – Victorian Branch
- Australian Sex Party – Victoria
- Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
- Family First Party Victoria Inc.
- Liberal Democratic Party (registered 2014)
- Liberal Party of Australia – Victorian Division
- National Party of Australia – Victoria
- Palmer United Party (registered 2014)
- People Power Victoria – No Smart Meters (registered 2014)
- Rise Up Australia Party (registered 2014)
- Shooters and Fishers Party Victoria (registered 2014)
- Socialist Alliance (Victoria)
- The Australian Greens – Victoria
- The Basics Rock’n’Roll Party (registered 2014)
- Voice for the West (registered 2014)
- Voluntary Euthanasia Party (Victoria) (registered 2014)
- Vote 1 Local Jobs (registered 2014)
Registered political parties will be nominating their endorsed candidates with the VEC from tomorrow until 12 noon on Thursday 13 November. Independent candidates have until 12 noon on Friday 14 November to submit their nomination with an Election Manager. Nominations will be updated on the VEC website twice daily (at 10.00 am and 4.00 pm) as they are processed.
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Senior Information and Research Officer
Communication, Education and Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1187