TWO women are vying for ALP preselection for the seat of Keppel, to run against Bruce Young at the next state election.
Town planning consultant Brittany Lauga and Sandra Flanagan are confirmed as the only two candidates.
Ms Lauga said her interest in politics began in childhood.
"Planning is my chosen profession and I think state government is where I can best use my skills and knowledge," she said.
"It's also the level of government where I see issues that need addressing; like planning, education, workplace relations, environment and health...they're the big five."
The ballot closes next Friday. An ALP spokesman said the vote would take some time for the general returning officer to count but an announcement is expected at the party's state conference on November 30.
Queensland is the only state still with three-year terms.
The next election is due to be held during the first half of 2015.
However Ms Lauga said there was talk of an early election, which is why the ALP had called an early preselection.