Australian federal election 2019: Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten head to the polls as voting begins – politics live

May 18, 2019 Off By readly

It’s Australian federal election day as opinion polls point to a tight race between Labor and the Coalition. Follow all the day’s events live

A brief democracy sausage update.

Melbourne bureau chief Melissa Davey has already done two stops of her six-stop tour of cake stalls in the electorate of Wills.

FIRST STOP – BRUNSWICK NORTH WEST PS. Featuring democracy felafel, brownies, sprinkles but a distinct lack of dogs. 6/10. What should I choose?

Excellent BBQ and cake stall action at Hornsby South public

done my civic duty. egg & bacon sandwich the most popular option by far from 7am-10am #ausvotes @callapilla

I escaped all of them. No-one decided to hit me in the back of the head with one.

Labor volunteers have raised concerns about these signs written in Mandarin and using Australian Electoral Commission colours that have appeared at a number of booths in the east Melbourne electorate of Chisholm.

A photo of the signs was shared by Victorian Trades Hall Council secretary Luke Hilakari.

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