LIBERAL Party incumbent Sussan Ley will be No.1 on voting papers for Farrer, the second time in her 18-year career as an MP she has drawn top spot.
The Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories is one of nine vying for the southern NSW seat at the May 18 poll.
Ms Ley, Labor candidate Kieran Drabsch and United Australia Party hope Michael Rose were the the only contenders to attend Wednesday's ballot draw in an industrial shed in Fallon Street, North Albury near the Hume Freeway.
Ms Ley matched her 2007 result by securing first ballot position and was followed by Ross Hamilton (Sustainable Australia), Mr Drabsch, Albury mayor Kevin Mack (Independent), Philip Langfield (Christian Democrat), Mark Ellis (Liberal Democrat), Griffith's Brian Mills (Independent), Mr Rose and Dean Moss (Greens).
"I don't know that it will be any help at all," Ms Ley said of having top place.
"Having scrutineered at many elections I've never personally seen many so-called donkey votes.
"People find their candidate on the ballot paper wherever they are."
Mr Drabsch declined to comment on whether he thought Ms Ley would benefit from No.1.
"I'll leave it to the experts to debate the ins and outs of the ballot draw, from my perspective it's a great chance for change and I look forward to getting out and selling the positive message of Labor," Mr Drabsch said.
Early voting will begins at 8.30am Monday with the Australian Electoral Commission having an Albury polling station in the old Bristol Paints shop in Swift Street at the Young Street end.
Prepolling centres will open at Corowa and Deniliquin for the last week of the election campaign.