TWO mystery Ballarat candidates have popped up 48 hours before Saturday's election, but a third is still missing.
Three of the ten candidates for Ballarat have been unusually quiet during the campaign period – Ana Rojas of Rise Up Australia, Joshua Mathieson of the Sex Party and Shane Clark of Family First.
The Courier has made contact with Mr Mathieson and Mr Clark in the past day, but Ms Rojas is yet to respond.
Mr Mathieson, who works at Club X in Ballarat, said he had been quiet during the election campaign so far because he was still learning what was required.
"I joined the Australian Sex Party about three years ago – I read about them," he said.
"I only put my hand up four weeks ago.
"I've just been reading what's required of me. I'm still getting my head around it."
The Courier will publish a profile of Mr Mathieson in the next 24 hours.
The Courier has not yet spoken to Mr Clark, but a pitch statement submitted by email said he was a local small business owner who moved to Ballarat last year.
Ms Rojas is invited to contact The Courier newsroom on 5320 1261.
The other seven House of Representatives candidates have promoted themselves regularly through the campaign.