The number one spot on the Indi election ballot is a "good omen" for Greens candidate Helen Robinson.
She was named at the top of the list on Wednesday after the traditional Australian Electorate Commission process yesterday where a blindfolded person pulled numbered balls out of a cage.
"I think that gets me off to a really good start, it's a good omen and things are going to go really well from here," Dr Robinson said.
The Greens will be followed by a surprise at number two in Derryn Hinch Justice Party candidate Jason Whalley, who did not make his nomination known publicly before the ballot draw.
Independent Helen Haines was happy with number three on the list after the ballot draw she called "one of the great uncontrollables of an election campaign".
She confirmed she would be following in predecessor Cathy McGowan's footsteps and not issuing any preferences on how to vote cards.
"I'm truly independent so no preferences from me," she said.
"I'm asking people to give me their number one and then use their own intelligence and good judgement to put numbers to every box according to their wishes."
But Dr Haines appears set to benefit from other preferences, including from Dr Robinson and Labor's Eric Kerr.
"I think the most outstanding candidate to follow behind me on the ballot paper will be Helen Haines," Dr Robinson said.
"That will be number two and I'll be assessing the other candidates this morning and then I'll be consulting with the Greens party."
Mr Kerr was not unhappy with his "lucky last" spot at number seven.
He will also tell the Labor Party the preferred order of his how to vote cards before a final decision is made.
"It's no shock that we'll have the Liberals and Nationals towards the bottom of our list, as is history and tradition, no offence to the two gentlemen standing," he said.
"Towards the top of our preference card we will have independents and Greens and others of the like, no big surprises there."
Mr Kerr is the only of the seven candidates who also ran at the last election in 2016.
"The situation is almost exactly the same and that's what a lot of people are frustrated with," he said.
"That's a lot of the reason why I'm standing - a lot of it is to do with the fact that not much has changed since the last election, in fact we're still facing some of the same issues that we faced last time."
Coalition candidates Steve Martin will be at number four and Mark Byatt at number five.
"The position on the ballot is not going to be a big determiner in the election," Mr Martin said.
"I think people are pretty engaged in Indi and they'll go in there having looked at the policies and knowing who they want to vote for."
The Liberal member is expected to preference his Nationals opponent, but said the rest would be determined over the next couple of days.
"It's friendly competition as part of the Coalition family. Often you've got siblings that will have the occasional argument, but you're still family," he said.
Mr Byatt was also confident voters would look at the issues when choosing a candidate, rather than just donkey vote from one to seven.
"Hopefully you can get enough resonation with your community and the people of Indi that it really doesn't matter where you end up on the ballot. It's really more about that individual and they look for that individual name," he said.
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