Hume voters may be wondering why there's been little mention of the Christian Democratic Party candidate for the forthcoming federal ballot.
Ian Nebauer of the CDP was a surprise inclusion in the ballot draw, given media across the electorate had not previously heard the Fred Nile Group was to be running here.
However, trying to ascertain just who he is and for what he stands has proven tricky.
It's a similar situation in other seats, too.
The CDP head office told the Bega District News that Eden-Monaro candidate Thomas Harris was "a friend" of the party who had "put his name forward to stand in that region".
Our sister paper was trying to chase up Mr Harris as he had not supplied any direct contact information to the Australian Electoral Commission as candidates do.
"He won't be engaging in any media coverage or photos, though," the CDP office said.
Hardly conducive to pitching for votes among residents.
Up north, when the Port Macquarie News asked to speak to CDP candidate Ruth Meads, who drew top spot in the ballot, they were told by a party official she was also a "friend of the CDP" who as an "inactive candidate" wished "to remain private".
So why is the Christian Democratic Party running candidates who don't wish to be contactable and are therefore unlikely to be elected?
We believe it's to raise the profile of the party as a whole and so increase their chance of a seat or two in the Upper House, bidding for visibility on that long, unwieldy paper that stretches up the walls of the ballot box where it's easy to become lost.
It's long odds. While the party has regularly held two or occasionally three seats in the NSW Senate, it has never had anyone elected to the federal parliament.