ON TOP of the two major party candidates in the Eden-Monaro race, a number of minor party candidates and independents have put themselves forward to contest the seat.
Nimmitabel father, small businessman and independent candidate Andrew Thaler was in Queanbeyan on Wednesday, rounding up the 100 signatures needed to register for the seat.
He said he was running for federal parliament because he felt the major party candidates weren't representing the whole of Eden-Monaro.
"I just couldn't bring myself to vote for any of the parties that are offering presently, so I offered myself.
"As an independent ... I want to get involved in the policy discussion. I don't believe that when policies are discussed and announced- they never announce their full intent or the full outcomes of what it might be. It's always very underhanded.
"So I want to help communicate what the policies actually are and what they mean, particularly to people who aren't interested in the electoral process, who don't understand it," he said.
Meanwhile, Braidwood resident Catherine Moore will again contest the seat for the Greens, while Cooma-Monaro Shire mayor Dean Lynch will represent the Palmer United Party.
Broulee man Martin Tye has nominated for the Stable Population Party, while Warren Catton of Nimmitabel will represent the Christian Democratic Party
And Eden-based motel owner Costas Goumas is running for the Citizens Electoral Council.