Candidates in the Victorian state election are on Friday due to find out their all- important position on the ballot paper ahead of the November 24 vote.
Draws will take place about 1pm on Friday in each seat, one day after the deadline for candidate nominations from political parties.
There will be at least nine candidates in the seat of South West Coast in the November 24 poll – Roma Britnell (Liberals), Kylie Gaston (Labor), James Purcell (independant), Michael Neoh (independant), Jim Doukas (Country Party), Tom Campbell (The Greens), Terry Riggs (Victorian Socialists), Joseph Purtill (DLP) and independant Michael McCluskey.
There has been a suggest the Animal Justice Party may also stand candidates at the state election.
Nominations for independent candidates in the election will close at midday on Friday.
Statewide current Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne will likely be paying close attention as he faces a tough battle to retain his electorate of Richmond, currently held by 1.9 per cent.
The Liberal party will not contest the seat meaning their valuable preferences, used in recent years to get Mr Wynne across the line ahead of Greens challengers, will not be on offer.
Mr Wynne has been a key figure in the Warrnambool horses on beaches saga in recent weeks as he had the power to change a council planning zone which would have allowed commercial horse training which is currently banned by the Warrnambool City Council.
He chose not to and his seat is seen as being on a knife edge, particularly now the Liberals are not standing in Richmond, who would have pushed preference votes away from The Greens.