Undecided voters will play a key role in deciding the outcome of Saturday’s election with many waiting until the final week, days, or even hours, to make their decision.
So what in this very long, and at times messy, campaign has cut through?
And how has it shaped people’s vote?
We spoke to five undecided voters to find out.
1. Bob in Bass
Bob lives in the bellwether seat on Bass in northern Tasmania, which is one of the most marginal in the country.
Held by Liberal Bridget Archer with a 0.4% margin, Bass is known as an “ejector” – for the last 10 federal elections, only once has a sitting member been returned.
Bob is a classic swing voter – previously backing Labor, the Liberals and even the Greens.
He sums up the last six weeks as “poisonous pamphlets and pork”.
“There are two things – one is there is a lot of ridiculous promises and I doubt it will all get funded,” he said.
“And two – it’s a dirty campaign, I’m getting all manner of propaganda.”
Last time around the ALP’s policy on franking credits sent him flying into the arms of the Liberals, and he says if Archer ran as an independent he would vote for her again – but he doesn’t want to see the PM keep his job.
“I don’t mind Archer but I don’t particularly want to see the Liberal government get back in,” he said.
“It’s like being run by a bunch of North Shore prefects.”