Thousands of Wannon voters have cast early ballots ahead of the federal election day rush with convenience among their reasons.
Australian Electoral Commission figures show 5916 votes have been cast at early voting centres in Warrnambool and Colac since April 29.
The AEC lists 10 criteria for eligibility to vote before the May 18 poll, including plans to travel interstate or overseas on voting day, illness, work commitments, or living more than eight kilometres from a polling venue.
Voters make a self declaration of their eligibility before voting early.
"We just ask people if they are eligible and if they say yes we give them their ballot papers," an AEC spokesman said.
"We aren't going to be looking into people's work rosters, and see if they have travel plans."
Warrnambool's Emily Evans was among a steady flow of people voting early at the city's early voting centre.
"I've got a toddler and she will run amok if I have to wait in line for too long on election day," Ms Evans said.
She said she had arrived at Warrnambool's early voting centre undecided who to vote for, with education, aged care and support for small businesses key issues for her.
"I don't trust any of them to be honest," Ms Evans said.
"I'm not into Labor for looking after the unions, I'm not into Liberal for looking after the big businesses, and there is a lot of people who get neglected.
"I will just have a think through. I'm not loyal to anyone at this particular point in time."
Warrnambool's Josh Moloney, 21, said he had studied the parties' policies and was voting early "to simply get it over and done with".
"I'm pretty set on my decision who I wanted to vote for, may as well beat the rush and get in here," Mr Moloney said.
Wannon Labor candidate Maurice Billi was among party representatives speaking to voters in Warrnambool on Monday and Tuesday.
"I think a lot of people have made up their minds and have certainly been over the top of the issues that have faced the electorate, and all parties have had their policies out and about," Mr Billi said.
"We have centres opening up next week across the electorate, we'll have Portland, Hamilton and Ararat opening up next week.
"Next week I'll be visiting those other centres as they open up and as we have the opportunity to meet more and more of the people of Wannon."
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