Early Chisholm voters flock to church, praying it all ends

Punters in this ultra-tight electorate in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs are very astute. They are also showing signs of campaign fatigue.

(Image: Private Media)
(Image: Private Media)

Autumn days in Melbourne can be glorious. This is not one of them.

It’s damp and dingy, and early voters are struggling to find a park at Holy Family Parish Catholic Church in suburban Mount Waverley.

They arrive in a steady stream, walking purposefully through the group of primary-colored volunteers handing out how-to-vote cards. Today, the contenders, incumbent Liberal MP Gladys Liu and Labor challenger Carina Garland, are here, warmly greeting each voter: “Hello, I’m Gladys” and “Hello, I’m Carina.”

Read more about what punters in Chisholm are thinking as the election approaches.

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