HOW-to-vote flyers might become a thing of the past according to a number of campaign volunteers at Orange's local government election polling booths on Saturday.
And the general consensus was pre-polling and ivoting gave Saturday's election a relaxed feel for voters with queues almost non-existent.
Under the Electoral Commission's COVID safe guidelines, candidates were banned from handing out how-to-vote leaflets at Saturday's elections and according to candidate volunteers, no one really missed them.
Colin Young, who was standing the Ratepayers ticket, said most people seemed to have made their mind up prior to polling.
"I think most people appreciated not getting [how-to-vote flyers]," he said.
Dorothy Noble, who was supporting Melanie McDonell's campaign at the Calare polling booths, agreed.
She said there had been a couple of elderly people ask for assistance but generally, her day was nowhere near as hectic as she had predicted.
"I think most of the younger ones had used the ivote," she said adding some elderly voters had sought her assistance.
Jim Woolford, who was on hand to answer questions at Orange High School with wife Dawn Easton for Ms McDonell, said most people seem to know who they were voting for.
"A lot of people have walked past us and just given us a nod," Dr Woolford said.
Voter Val Durack said she didn't need how to vote flyers, having listed her preferences at home while husband Chris had also made up his mind.
Hedley Taylor however said he missed running the gauntlet.
"It's not quite as interesting," Mr Taylor said.
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