A bookkeeper, a student and a boilermaker rigger are among the candidates vying to win the House of Representatives seat of Petrie at the May 21 Federal Election.
They are just seven of the 1624 candidates who nominated for the election nationally.
Petrie takes its name from Andrew Petrie, a noted civil engineer, pioneer, explorer and the first free settler in Brisbane in 1837.
The Australian Electoral Commission considers Petrie to be fairly safe with a swing of 8.4 percent required to elect a new member.
Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers says yesterday represented a milestone in the huge, complex logistical operation that is the 2022 federal election, with early voting starting on Monday, May 9.
“Approximately 60 million ballot papers can now be printed and distributed in the coming days,” Mr Rogers says.
“This is an enormous task that enables our 8000 voting venues and 105,000 temporary election workers to provide access for Australian voters.”
“At the same time, we’re ensuring each venue has the appropriate COVID safety measures in place and people can feel comfortable to come and vote.”
“It really is one of the largest and most complex peacetime logistical events conducted in Australia, and now is when it all comes together ahead of early voting starting on Monday 9 May.”