AUSTRALIA DECIDES | HUNTER & PATERSON VOTERS HAVE THEIR SAY

In the Federal seat of Paterson it was almost a case of those who were left turned out to vote.

By Thursday evening, 40,000 people, or a quarter of the electorate had already visited pre-polling stations to have their say.

At Rutherford Technology High School, Labor incumbent, Meryl Swanson spent the day rustling up that last minute support.

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