NSW Election: We answer the questions

Photo: FILE.
Photo: FILE.

So we know there's an election coming up and we know there's another election on the cards. But which is which and what are we actually voting for on March 23? 

These might seem like silly questions, but given the current political climate we think it's legit so we've put together this cheat sheet for you. 

To put it simply it's the NSW state election on March 23 - the Federal election will come later in the year. 

So here's what you need to think about when you're thinking about the state election

Photo: FILE.

Photo: FILE.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF? 

So let's talk state election

So now hopefully you've worked out what electorate you're in, what you need to think about and that we're voting for our state government. Now we'll go through Cootamundra seat. 

Cootamundra

Voters with postcodes: 2582, 2584, 2585, 2586, 2587, 2588, 2590, 2594, 2650, 2652, 2663, 2665, 2666, 2668, 2669, 2671, 2700, 2701, 2702, 2705, 2721, 2722, 2725, 2726, 2727, 2729, 2792, 2793, 2794, 2797, 2799, 2803, 2804, 2805, 2807, 2808, 2809, 2810, 2871 represent Cootamundra electorate.

If you are confused put your address in here to find your electoral district.

Still confused? Call 1300 135 736.

Find out more about the state election here.

Cootmundra has 53,463 registered voters as of March 5.

The seat is currently occupied by Steph Cooke from the Nationals Party. Ms Cooke has been the sitting member since 2017. 

Ms Cooke received 46.25 per cent of total formal votes. She was followed by Labor candidate Charlie Sheahan with 23.97 per cent votes and Shooters candidate Matthew Stadtmiller with 23.29 per cent votes. 

Past wins:

1999 - 2017 Katrina Hodgkinson, National Party

1988 - 1998 (Alby) Albert Schultz, Liberal Party

1973 - 1988 (Terry) Terence Sheahan, Australian Labor Party

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Cootamundra State election candidates Steph Cooke (Nationals), Matthew Stadtmiller (Shooters and Fishers), Mark Douglass (Country Labor) and James Saleam (Indepndent), Joseph Costello (Sustainable Australia NSW), and Jeffrey Passlow (The Greens NSW

Cootamundra State election candidates Steph Cooke (Nationals), Matthew Stadtmiller (Shooters and Fishers), Mark Douglass (Country Labor) and James Saleam (Indepndent), Joseph Costello (Sustainable Australia NSW), and Jeffrey Passlow (The Greens NSW

On March 23 there will be six candidates to chose from, Stephanie Cooke (Nationals  NSW), Matthew Stadtmiller (Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party (NSW) Incorporated), Mark Douglass (Country Labor Party), James Saleam (Indepndent), Joseph Costello (Sustainable Australia NSW), and Jeffrey Passlow (The Greens NSW).

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