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Counting starts at 6pm

Counting starts at 6pm

Eastern states Vote counting at 6pm and Western at 8pm AEST

Not long now until vote counting starts with polls closing at 6pm sharp - counting will being at exactly the same time,

There is said to be possible delays due to the massive amount of people that pre polled - this year over 4.18 million Australians voted before today which could cause a few issues with data collation.

Close to 30,000 people voted in the seat of Wannon by close of business Thursday says the AEC - which over 24,000 than last federal election.

Thursday evening just over three million million aussies had voted - with 2.8 million early voting last election - leaving 1.18 million to vote on election eve.

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Both major party leaders have done some last ditch electorate visits with the PM visiting the seat of Bass in Tassie and Bill showing up in and around Melbourne.

Pre polling is becoming increasingly popular with most voters keen to avoid line ups - in 2007 pre polling was only completed by 8% of the nation and in 2016 22% and it looks like the 2016 record will be smashed in 2019.

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