Friday 14 November 2014
For immediate release
Record number of electors, candidates and registered political parties for 2014 State election
A record 896 candidates will be standing in the 2014 Victorian State election, overtaking the previous record of 711 candidates in 2010.
There are 789 endorsed candidates of registered political parties standing. There are 107 independent candidates, an increase of 20 from 2010.
All 21 registered political parties in Victoria will contest the 2014 State election:
- Animal Justice Party has 25 candidates.
- Australian Christians has 44 candidates.
- Australian Country Alliance has 52 candidates.
- Australian Cyclists Party has 17 candidates.
- Australian Labor Party – Victorian Branch has 126 candidates.
- Australian Sex Party – Victoria has 25 candidates.
- Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has 21 candidates.
- Family First Party Victoria Inc. has 55 candidates.
- Liberal Democratic Party has 16 candidates.
- Liberal Party of Australia – Victorian Division has 114 candidates.
- National Party of Australia – Victoria has 18 candidates.
- Palmer United Party has 20 candidates.
- People Power Victoria – No Smart Meters has 21 candidates.
- Rise Up Australia Party has 48 candidates.
- Shooters and Fishers Party Victoria has 19 candidates.
- Socialist Alliance (Victoria) has 2 candidates.
- The Australian Greens has 128 candidates.
- The Basics Rock’n’Roll Party has 3 candidates.
- Voice for the West has 21 candidates.
- Voluntary Euthanasia Party (Victoria) has 10 candidates.
- Vote 1 Local Jobs has 4 candidates.
A full list of candidates standing in the 2014 State election is available, in ballot paper order, at:
Over 200,000 more Victorians on the roll since the 2010 State election
Since the 2010 State election, an additional 224,069 Victorians have been enrolled in response to the Victorian Electoral Commission’s enrolment drive and direct enrolment program. At the close of rolls at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 11 November, 3,806,301 people were enrolled to vote.
The enrolment figure for the Victorian State election in 2010 was 3,582,232.
Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately said: ‘Over the last few months, much concerted work has gone into getting the word out about enrolling for the election, which included advertising, outreach enrolment programs within typically under-represented communities, a roadshow that has travelled throughout Melbourne and Victoria, and several large community mailouts.
‘This has quickly shaped up to be Victoria’s largest election with a record number of electors, candidates and registered political parties.’
Voting commences at 9.00 am on Monday 17 November, at 100 early voting centres across the State.
Details of voting centre locations and hours of operation are available online at votingcentrelookup.vec.vic.gov.au, by calling 131 832, or on the Vote Victoria app — a free app now available from iTunes and Google Play stores.
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Communication, Education & Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1239