Off to the polls: May 21
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the federal election will be on May 21.
In Mallee, sitting first-term member Anne Webster will be challenged by independent Sophie Baldwin along with Horsham councillor Claudia Haenel standing under the "community independent" banner, Swan Hill councillor Stuart King for the United Australia Party and Chris Lahy for the Australian Citizens' Party.
Labor has yet to name a candidate for the seat currently held by Dr Webster for the Nationals on a 16 per cent margin.
Loddon Shire has listed child care, roads and telecommunications as priority issues for both the federal election and November's state election.