Eight candidates have nominated for the Seat of Ballarat. They are (in ballot order):
John Barnes, retiree, Australian Greens
Ben Green, lawyer, Liberal Party of Australia
Alex Graham, retired, Independent
Kerryn Sedgman, educator, Australian Federation Party
Terri Elizabeth Pryse-Smith, manager, United Australia Party
Rosalie Taxis, retired, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
Julia McGrath, unemployed, Liberal Democratic Party
Catherine King, member of parliament, Australian Labor Party
Voters will also elect six senators for Victoria.
If you have COVID
If you are isolating with COVID after 6pm Tuesday the 17th of May you can vote by telephone. This is an emergency measure and the AEC is asking voters to be prepared and check the online ballot papers (see above) before ringing. See here for information on COVID voting.
Voting in Person on Election Day
On Election Day the following polling booths near to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs will be open. Polling booths will be open from 8am to 6 pm.
Daylesford Secondary College, 39 Smith St, Daylesford
Hepburn Primary School, 156 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs
Glenlyon Shire Hall, 32 Malmsbury Rd, Glenlyon
Yandoit Primary School, 74 High St, Yandoit
Early voting commenced on May the 9th at the Ballarat Show Grounds (cnr of How St and Creswick Rd, Wendouree) and Phoenix College (Tuppen Dr, Sebastopol). Generally these booths are open on weekdays from 8am to 8 pm and Saturday from 8am to 6pm but it is worth checking the times for the day you want to vote.
More information on local polling booths can be found on the AEC website.