VICTORIAN upper house candidate James Purcell says he feels he will either win, or finish a close second.
Mr Purcell, who leads the Vote 1 Local Jobs party, is vying for the fifth seat in the Western Victoria Region, which extends from Geelong and Ballarat to the South Australian border and from the coast to north of Horsham.
He said after a day handing out how-to-vote cards in his home town of Port Fairy, he was feeling good ahead of the count.
"It's been easy for me here in Port Fairy. It's been a good chance to shake hands and catch up with people," he said.
"There seems to be some good support here, but out in the wider electorate, it's harder to tell.
"Depending on who drops off and in what order, I think we are a good chance to win the fifth upper house seat. If we don't win we'll be a close second."
Mr Purcell said if he was to claim the spot, he would have to do well in the south-west.
"If we can't do well down here we won't win, but we are hopeful."
The seat is currently held by two ALP members, two Liberal members and a National.
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