Some left the building feeling refreshed and loose after their morning yoga class; others felt relieved after exercising their democratic right to vote.
It was a busy morning as people took a seated yoga class or, alternatively, decided who should sit in the seat of Bega, at the Batemans Bay Community Centre on Monday, March 11.
The Bay Post/Moruya Examiner stopped in to the pre-poll centre to catch a glimpse of the action as the final two weeks of campaigning for the NSW March 23 election began. In the room next door, the weekly chair yoga class continued.
"Voting is just another chore to me, I came in to get it over and done with," one voter said.
"I came for the yoga class, which was absolutely fantastic, but I do think it is a great idea to vote early and I would if I hadn't organised to come in with my family on Saturday," another said.
Batemans Bay residents Dianne and Tony Hantass said it was not the first time election dates had clashed with their holiday plans.
"We are going on a cruise around New Zealand, so we came in early to vote," Mrs Hantass said.
"We hope they live-stream the election on the ship because we love to watch all of the live action and outcome."
By midday, electorate officers said 160 people had placed their votes.
"I am surprised by how many have come in already, especially because it is the first day," an electorate officer said.
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