Federal Election 2022 Voter’s Guide

Bundeena Maianbar residents will go to the polls to elect a House of Representative and Senators in the upcoming 2022 Federal election. Find out how and where to vote along with candidate information.

What You Are Voting For

Hughes Division Map

The Federal election will have residents voting for two sets of candidates. The first is for a local House of Representative and the second is for a group of Senators.

House of Representative

The local House of Representative will be for the division of Hughes which both Bundeena and Maianbar are located in. Hughes encompasses a large area including the Royal National Park and the Holsworthy Military base. The populated areas include suburbs from both Liverpool and Sutherland councils.

Bundeena and Maianbar have been in the division of Hughes since the 2016 Federal election. Prior to that it was in the division of Cunningham to the south for the 2010 and 2013 elections and in the division of  Cook to the north before then.


Additionally, residents will be voting, using a separate ballot paper,  the Senators who will be representing the state of NSW.  76 Senators will be elected Australia wide with 12 Senators representing NSW. The Senate reviews and votes on legislation passed by the House of Representatives which is made up of 151 members.

How & Where to Vote

There are many options to vote both before and on election day. Voting is mandatory for those enrolled on the election roll. Failure to vote will result in a fine if no valid reason is provided.

Election Day Voting

Federal election voting takes place on Saturday 21 May 2022 between 8am to 6pm.  The main polling booth for Bundeena Maianbar residents will be at Bundeena Public School (48R Scarborough St). However, residents can vote at any polling booth across NSW. Additionally, they can also vote at designated interstate voting centres outside of NSW.

Visitors or guests from outside of the division of Hughes can also vote at Bundeena Public School on the day. This type of voting is known as absent voting and requires proof of address so the voter is given the correct ballot for the division they are enrolled in.

Early Voting

It’s possible to vote in advance of election day from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022 at a designated pre-poll voting location located in Hughes. Operating days are Monday to Saturday and generally during business hours with extended hours til 8pm on some nights.

Nearby Pre-Poll Voting  Locations
Pre-Poll Venue Address
Kiora Mall 29 Kiora Rd, Miranda
St Phil’s Anglican Church 402 Port Hacking Rd, Caringbah
51 Station St 51 Station St, Engadine

To vote early you must meet the eligibility requirements which are if on election day you:

  • are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
  • are more than 8km from a polling placeare travelling
  • are unable to leave your workplace to vote
  • are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is)
  • are a patient in hospital and can’t vote at the hospital
  • have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place
  • are in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained
  • are a silent elector
  • have a reasonable fear for your safety or wellbeing.

Postal Voting

If you meet the early voting eligibility requirements listed above you can apply for a postal vote. Postal votes must be witnessed and made by 6pm on election day and if posted received by Thursday 2 June 2022. Postal votes can also be returned by hand by election day at a polling place or an AEC office.

To apply for a postal vote visit the AEC Postal Vote Application page.

Telephone Voting

Telephone voting is available for voters who are blind or have low vision.

To apply for a telephone vote visit the AEC Telephone Voting page.

Additionally voters who have to self-isolate due to COVID-19 are able to telephone vote with proof of infection.

To apply for a telephone vote due to COVID-19  visit the AEC COVID-19 Telephone Voting page.

Online Voting

There is no online voting option for the 2022 Federal election.

House of Representative Candidates

There are seven candidates vying for the sole House of Representative role for the division of Hughes. Five of the candidates belong to  registered political parties with the other two running as independents.

Candidates listed in order of ballot paper.

Photo Details
Jenny Ware
Jenny Ware
Liberal Party
Legal Council
Pete Thompson
Pete Thompson
The Greens
Georgia Steele
Georgia Steele
Political Candidate
Craig Kelly
Craig Kelly
United Australia Party
Member of Parliament
No Candidate Photo
Narelle Seymour
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
Aged Care
Linda Seymour
Linda Seymour
Self Employed
Riley Cambpell
Riley Cambpell
Australian Labor Party
Social Media Officer

Senate  Candidates

There are seventy five candidates vying for the twelve Senator positions for the state of NSW.  Seventy of the candidates belong to twenty four registered political parties with five candidates running as independents.

Candidate parties listed in order of ballot paper.

Ballot Group Party # of Candidates
A Animal Justice Party 2
C Citizens Party 2
D Sustainable Australia Party 2
E The Greens 6
F (not named) 2
G Liberal Party 6
H Reason Australia 3
I Socialist Alliance 3
J Federal ICAC Now 2
K Australian Democrats 3
L Indigenous – Aboriginal Party of Australia 2
M Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party 4
N Seniors United Party of Australia 2
O Informed Medical Options Party 2
P The Great Australian Party 2
Q Legalise Cannabis Australia 2
R FUSION: Science, Pirate, Secular, Climate Emergency 2
S Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 3
T Liberal Democrats 4
U Australian Values Party 2
V Australian Labor Party 6
W United Australia Party 6
Ungrouped Independent 5

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