If Saturday's state election proved anything, it's that democracy is hungry work.
The hard-working team in the Bletchington Public School Parents and Citizens group had one of the biggest tasks of any in the Orange electorate as, armed with tongs and metal spatulas, they attempted to barbecue enough snags, bacon and eggs for the biggest polling booth in the seat.
P&C president Warwick Baines said it was a big job but it was an honour to be a part of a "great Australian tradition".
He said the barbecue was a blissfully politically-neutral venue, with people of all political stripes happy to approach with a smile and have a bite to eat.
However, he was a bit surprised by some of the eating habits, with people digging into sausages early in the day as much as bacon and egg rolls.
"I'm more a bacon and egg roll man before midday, but kids especially are after the sausages," he said.
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