Federal election 2022: Minor party candidate for Durack tops ballot paper

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
Voters will go to the polls on May 21.
Camera IconVoters will go to the polls on May 21. Credit: Matt King/Getty Images

All major party candidates for Durack have missed out on the top spot on the ballot paper ahead of the Federal election.

The Australian Electoral Commission conducted the ballot draw for Durack last week, with the prime position going to Australian Federation Party candidate Craig Shore.

A minor party candidate has topped the ballot for the Durack electorate in the 2022 Federal election.
Camera IconA minor party candidate has topped the ballot for the Durack electorate in the 2022 Federal election. Credit: AEC

It is not known where Mr Shore is based or what his ambitions are for the electorate, as his candidate profile on the party’s website is currently blank.

Durack incumbent Melissa Price secured the second position, while Labor candidate Jeremiah Riley is listed fifth.

Nationals candidate and former Geraldton MP Ian Blayney is the seventh name on the list and is followed by the Greens’ Bianca McNeair.

The remaining positions are held by The Great Australian Party’s Adrian McRae (third), Western Australia Party’s Anthony Fels (fourth), Pauline Hanson’s One Nation’s Brenton Johannsen (sixth) and United Australia Party’s Andrew Middleton (ninth).

According to the latest figures, 117,967 Durack residents have enrolled to vote. This is up from the 99,909 people on the electoral roll the same time last year.

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