Kathryn Boag at Coral Coast Christian Church.
Kathryn Boag at Coral Coast Christian Church. Contributed

Minds of most voters made up

MANY people voting on Saturday said they had made their minds up who to vote for well before they got to the polling stations.

In Burnett Heads, Lesley and Alfonso Fanelli said they had voted for a change of government.

"We had our minds made up before we got here," Mrs Fanelli said.

"It's been a different kind of lead-up to the election than we've seen in past years.

"There's been a lot of dirty stuff dredged up down in Brisbane."

In Bundaberg, Ethan Armstrong said it was only the second time he had voted; the first was in the federal election in 2010.

Mr Armstrong said none of the politicians had done anything to benefit him yet.

"Where I live the roads are pretty terrible. I'd like it if they fixed the roads up a bit," he said.

Phil Newberry said he did not know much about any of the candidates.

"I had a look and picked the one I liked the sound of," he said.

"I don't think any of them are going to change much for me now - I'm 80. But an extra scone on the table would be nice."

On her way in, Jessica Jackson said she had not yet made up her mind.

"I'll vote however I feel once I get in there," she said.

Ms Jackson said the parties' attitudes to business and families would influence her.



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