Two of Wangaratta's young councillors have used Facebook to declare their support for the independent in Indi's election, saying "we're with Helen, are you?".
Ashlee Fitzpatrick and Dave Fuller posted the video this week endorsing Helen Haines and pointing to the city's history of getting funding with an independent MP.
"We're on board with the Helen Haines train and we're hoping to see more people get on board. It's great to see such a huge support behind Indi," Cr Fuller said.
"Show your support and get behind Helen and keep the seat of Indi independent."
Speaking to The Border Mail, Cr Fitzpatrick said the video was a response to the young Liberals travelling to Indi to campaign.
"(Dr Haines) doesn't need people to take the train to get supporters, we're young and we're here," she said.
She said the election could come down to preferences and young people's votes could make a big difference.
"Everyone should be proud how engaged our young people are," Cr Fitzpatrick said.
"It's about talking to them about what they feel. I'll say 'what's your views?' ... I don't want to dictate to them on how they should vote, but I'll challenge them to think about it."
Benambra's young state independent challenger Jacqui Hawkins has been observing the Indi race from the sidelines, but also said Dr Haines was a worthy candidate.
She said young Indi voters had not been won over by what she called the Coalition's "short term" funding announcements, and wanted to see more big-picture plans for their future in areas such as climate change, education, buying a house and mental health.
"They can really resonate with some of the stuff Helen Haines has been pushing out around climate change ... In my circle of friends, we're talking very strongly around how can we ensure that we have someone locally that's going to champion that issue," Ms Hawkins said.
"With the Coalition what we're seeing is they're putting us last.
"If that's the case, we're going to put them last too."
But the independents did not have the youth vote all to themselves - 18-year-old Georgia Trenery is one Liberal supporters handing out how-to-vote cards for candidate Steve Martin.
"I just believe in equality and these guys are helping small businesses, helping all kinds of businesses in my community, which is good for me because youth like me are able to get jobs in our community," she said.
Ms Trenery would like to see more teenagers engaged in the election.
"I want to get people involved and explain that politics isn't as scary as everything thinks it is," she said
"I just try to get them as knowledgeable as I can."
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