Democratic participation is so much better when there’s food involved. Emma McConnell scopes out the tastiest polling booths from Sydney to Reid.
Erskineville Public School
One of the front-runners concerning polling day festivities, this school really prides itself on their selection of goodies for you to feast upon this Election Day – fingers crossed their pulled pork rolls are back on the menu! Bonus points are given due to its close proximity to the adjacent train station.
Swanson Street, Erskineville
Yeo Park Infants School
Yeo Park Infants is hosting a Gala Day to coincide with the election, so be sure to bring your little ones along. There will be plenty of activities to cater for both big kids and small, including a jumping castle, face painting, entertainment and… a sausage sizzle, of course!
Victoria Street, Ashfield
Marrickville Primary School
Democracy is inclusive in that all citizens should be accounted for, which is why Marrickville Public School makes this list. Their sausage sizzle will cater for all dietary needs, stocking both gluten-free and vegan alternatives as well as halloumi rolls for all of you on a strict cheese-only diet. Complemented with fresh greens from the school garden, you certainly can’t go wrong here!
116 Chapel Street, Marrickville
Chalmers Road School
For those on the outskirts of the Inner West, take note – a mini fete is planned alongside the polling booths at this venue. Be sure to turn up with an appetite as there will be both snags and sweets on offer and all proceeds will go back to fundraising for the school.
23 Chalmers Road, Strathfield
Australia Street Infants School
Offering a raffle, cake stalls and gourmet sausage sizzle this polling booth is the perfect way to kick off your Saturday. Get in early to avoid the queues and spend the rest of the day meandering down King Street and the local surrounds.
229 Australia Street, Newtown
Want to know if your local polling place is more than just ballot boxes this federal election? Check out www.electionsausagesizzle.com.au to see if they’ve registered a polling place party.