Samuel’s Blog Weekly Poll Results Some Policies – My First Official Interview As A Candidate

It’s Official!

September 21st, 2007 at 05:15pm

Yes, as I announced on 2CC’s drive show earlier this afternoon, I will be running as an independent for the seat of Fraser in the upcoming federal election.

More details shortly when I have a spare moment to outline some of my policies. (Or perhaps get the interview audio online…it has a couple).

The one thing I really need to make this happen is 50 people enrolled to vote in the seat of Fraser who would be willing to sign a form from the Australian Electoral Commission nominating me as a candidate. There is no fee, and you don’t even have to vote for me, all I am asking is that you sign a bit of paper to allow me to run for election. If you would be willing to help out with this, feel free to send me an email.

I’m holding off an a proper media release for now until I have a couple more details, and work out whether or not it will need an “authorised by” line on it.


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  • 1. Clayton Northcutt  |  September 24th, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Congratulations and good luck Samuel.

  • 2. Adam 1.0  |  October 1st, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    I thought you only needed 50 people on the roll in that state/territory?

    And how much does it cost to get a run in a federal seat? Was about $300 for a state seat when I did it.

  • 3. Samuel  |  October 1st, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    For federal elections, house of reps candidates require 50 signatures of people enrolled in the seat they are running for, and it costs $500.

    Senate candidates also require 50 signatures, but I think they can be from anywhere in the state/territory. The deposit for senate candidates is $1000

    For more details see the AEC website at


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