Victoria Election: Polls Close With More Than 4 Million Registered To Vote
Scrutineers have closed the ballot boxes in Victoria's election, with more than four million people registered to cast a vote.
The 2018 Victorian election has set records for the number of people voting and voting early.
Around 40 percent of voters skipped their democracy sausage and voted early this year.
The Victorian Electoral Commission said a total of 1,641,687 votes had been cast by end of early voting on Friday -- 1,391,284 were pre-poll votes and 250,403 postal votes.
Nearly 2.5 million Victorians were expected to vote between 8am and 6pm on Saturday, if all 4.1 million registered electors have a say.
Opposition Leader Matthew Guy was one of the early voters, but Premier Daniel Andrews and Greens leader Samantha Ratnam both cast ballots in their electorates on Saturday.
Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten and Australian Greens leader Richard di Natale were also among voters.
The VEC tweeted a photo of voters lodging ballot papers at Antarctica's Casey Station.
"We'll go to the four corners of the earth to get your vote," read the comment.
Despite the early voting, there were complaints of queues at some of the bigger voting places.
Aside from debate over the best way to bite a democracy sausage, there was little controversy.
But Independent candidate for Richmond Kevin Quoc Tran was stopped from handing out unauthorised campaign material at two polling booths in the hotly-contested inner-Melbourne electorate.
Tran, a Liberal member but not an endorsed party candidate, said he told volunteers to stop handing out the single-sided flyers as soon as he was made aware of the issue.
"It was a bit of a misunderstanding, blown out of proportion," he told AAP.
Lead photo: AAP