Punters give Labor an early state-wide lead but it's a mixed bag in the Redlands district

IF you think that you can do a better job at running Queensland than your local member of parliament, then you have until Tuesday, November 7 to nominate.

ELECTION: The state election has been called for November 25. It will feature compulsory preferential voting which may see a larger number of informal votes than usual.

ELECTION: The state election has been called for November 25. It will feature compulsory preferential voting which may see a larger number of informal votes than usual.

The Queensland Electoral Commission has released a timetable for the countdown to the November 25 poll.

The QEC has warned political parties and independent candidates that it is not its role to check eligibility of candidates so they must ensure that candidates are qualified to stand.

Electoral rolls will close Friday, November 3 and nominations close noon, November 7, to be followed at 2.20pm by the ballot draw.

Pre-poll poastal applications are open and in-person pre-poll voting declarations will start on November 13.

The latest sportsbet betting on the election outcome has Labor at $2.30 to win ahead of the LNP on $2.70.

Gamblers still favour the LNP’s Matt McEachan who is under pressure to win Redlands after losing good conservative voting areas at Mount Cotton and Sheldon to the seat of Springwood.

He also is being challenged by one Nation and former member Peter Dowling.

Mr McEachan is on $1.83 as opposed to Labor’s Kim Richards on $1.91.

The LNP’s Mark Robinson looks safe in Oodgeroo on $1.20, with Labor’s Tony Austin a long shot on $5.

Don Brown is as short priced as Winx at Capalaba on $1.04 as opposed to One Nation $17 and the LNP’s Cameron Leafe on $10.

Mick de Brenni has his nose in front on $1.50 for Labor in Springwood, compared with Redland City councillor Julie Talty on $2.60.

Logan MP Linus Power ($1.15) is streets in front of the LNP ($13) and One Nation on $5.

Lockyer, a One Nation stronghold, is $1.50 for the LNP and $2.60 for One Nation.

Jon Krause in Scenic Rim is $1.25 to win, with One Nation trailing at $4.

One Nation and Greens preferences will play critical roles in close seats.

Declaration votes are so called because they require the voter to sign a declaration before the vote can be accepted.

The vote is not admitted to the count until enrolment details are verified. Declaration votes include, absent votes, postal votes, pre-poll votes and provisional votes.

Voting is compulsory.