Volunteer Info  -  2019 NSW Election

Thank you for putting your hand up to support the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party in our campaign to win this election! It’s wonderful to know we have your support and the support of thousands across the electorate.

Previous volunteers have told us it would be good to have information about the day and some general background about the party policies in case asked. We’ve attached this information in this document.  

Please feel free to take this information with you, however, be aware you are not able to distribute this information on Election Day.


Volunteering on Election Day

Upon arrival at your polling place the Returning Officer is in charge of the booth. He or she will ensure the smooth running of Election Day. The Returning Officer will advise all volunteers from various parties where they can stand, so please ask them on arrival.

Signs can be affixed to fences of the polling place (cable ties are the easiest way to do this), or used as sandwich boards, but must not be placed on surrounding private property.

Some rules to remember for polling day, you cannot display or cause to be displayed, a poster of any size:  

  • inside a polling place; or
  • on the exterior of a building used as a polling place; or
  • within six metres of an entrance of a polling place.
  • For more information, please refer to the attached document from the NSW Electoral Commission.


Handing out HTV cards as people arrive to vote

Personally, I’d say something like, “Matthew Stadtmiller for Cootamundra,” or “Shooters, Fishers and Farmers”.

You would be amazed at how powerful just hearing the name before they walk in to vote can be! So make sure you say it to as many people as possible.

Volunteers should refrain from criticising other parties, as “electioneering” is strictly prohibited and can result in volunteers being asked to leave.


Problems on Election Day?

For any problems or concerns on Election Day, please contact any of the following:

  • Stephen Bowler
  • Christine Bowler
  • John Townsend


AND MOST IMPORTANTLY… PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE (you would be surprised how many forget) But remember, before you go into the polling place, you must remove anything with a party name or logo on it.


Frequently asked questions on election day?


Where do your preferences go?

No where! The Shooters and Fishers Party are not preferencing anyone. If you vote 1 above the line for the Shooters and Fishers Party your vote will NEVER go to another party via preferences.


On firearm laws

Current firearm laws aren’t working. Criminals still have easy access to firearms. The tens of millions spent each year on investigating law abiding firearm owners could be better spent on front line police to target illegal gun crime.

On self-defence laws

It was the Shooters Party founder John Tingle who clarified in law that home owners can use reasonable force to protect their family and property from a home invader.

On gun crime

The Shooters and Fishers Party introduced a Bill that would establish mandatory MINIMUM sentences for anyone found guilty of using a firearm in the commission of a serious crime. These laws were not supported by the major parties.

On fishing laws

We support sustainable fishing practices, but drawing lines on a map and pulling bag limits out of the air aren’t helping. We support a strong recreational and commercial fishing sector in NSW.

On the sale of poles and wires

The Shooters and Fishers Party have given a guarantee that under no circumstances will we vote to sell NSW poles and wires.

On supporting farmers

The Shooters and Fishers Party worked with NSW farmers to develop common sense native vegetation reforms that were voted down by all major parties, including the Nationals.

On coal seam gas

The Shooters and Fishers Party completely support the rights of any property owner to refuse access to exploration companies on their land. Further we believe that exclusion zones should be created around water catchment areas to ensure the security of water supplies.

Kind regards,

Filip Despotoski
State Director

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