Ballot draw confirms candidates

DRAWN: The candidates for Grey will appear in this position on the ballot paper for the upcoming federal election.

DRAWN: The candidates for Grey will appear in this position on the ballot paper for the upcoming federal election.

Ballot draws for the upcoming federal election were held by the Australian Electoral Commission around the country today, with the candidates for the Grey electorate confirmed.

Eight candidates will contest the seat, including Animal Justice Party candidate Jacqui Edgecombe who gained a slight advantage over her opponents by taking out top spot on the ballot.

Labor candidate Karin Bolton outplaced her main opponent in sitting member Rowan Ramsey, coming in at second place.

Mr Ramsey, who will be looking to retain the seat he has held since 2007, was drawn in sixth spot, just ahead of key challenger Centre Alliance candidate Andrea Broadfoot, in seventh.

Holding Grey by just 1.8 per cent, Mr Ramsey is seeking to retain his seat on the back of a number of investments in the region, including $11.4 million to redevelop the Whyalla Hospital's accident and emergency department.

Centre Alliance candidate Ms Broadfoot achieved an 11.6 per cent swing against the Coalition in the seat during the 2016 election. If she's elected, Ms Broadfoot says she will fight to ensure drought assistance programs are easier to access for farmers.

One Nation candidate David Stone (third), Independent candidate Richard Carmody (fourth), United Australia Party candidate Alexander Warren (fifth) and Greens candidate Candace Chapman (eighth) round out the ballot.

Grey

  1. Jacqui Edgecomb - Animal Justice Party
  2. Karin Bolton - Labor
  3. David Stone - One Nation
  4. Richard Carmody - Indpendent
  5. Alexander Warren - United Australia Party
  6. Rowan Ramsey - Liberal
  7. Andrea Broadfoot - Centre Alliance
  8. Candace Chapman - Greens
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