AEC Statement: Candidate enrolment

Updated: 20 May 2022

On Friday 22 April 2022 candidates for the federal election were formally declared at public events held across Australia, in accordance with the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act).

There has been recent public commentary regarding the enrolment of the following three candidates.

  • Andrew Charlton, ALP candidate for Parramatta
  • Richard Welch, Liberal Party candidate for McEwen
  • Bruce (Jerry) Nockles, Liberal Party candidate for Eden-Monaro

As with similar previous matters, the AEC has investigated each of these matters and at this point it is our view that there is insufficent evidence of enrolment fraud or false declarations to support ┬áreferring any of them to the AFP.