The usually deserted bank building on Kooyoo Street saw a busy flurry of activity when pre-polling opened on Monday for the upcoming council byelection.
Pre-polling turned out to be more popular than anyone had anticipated, with over 1300 voters turning up within the first five days of opening.
The candidates had switched over to campaign mode and were out in force in front of the bank building armed with how-to-vote cards and their best election-winning smiles.
Many of the voters stopped to talk with the candidates, who have been doing their best to talk about the issues that they care about the most.
One of the candidates that has been braving the scorching heat to talk to voters is Greg Adamson, who has been hitting the campaign trail and hitting it hard.
“It’s important to get out there and talk to the community about the things that matter to them,” Mr Adamson said.
“We need to see council working together to get outcomes that are meaningful for out community.”
Another one of the candidates who has been campaigning hard is Damien Marcus, who has been going into overdrive all while managing his job and his farm.
“It can be a bit of a juggle, but you’ve got to put the hard yards in if you want to be successful,” Mr Marcus said.
Candidate Glen Andreazza has been pulling out all the stops for his media campaign, which he has been running alongside his wife Julie.
“I’ve got my lovely wife I’m playing tag team with,” Mr Andreazza said.
“We always help each other out; that’s how we’ve structured our farming business and that’s how we function in life.”
Candidate Bill Lancaster has been winning over the support of his family and friends to give him a bit of an edge. “When you’ve been in town for 40 years you come to know a lot of people,” Mr Lancaster said.
Those who are still struggling to make up their minds can read all of the candidates’ profiles on The Area News website.
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