From the Whitsunday Times editor’s desk
VOTERS are turning out at pre-polling booths in big numbers ahead of Saturday's election.
Many are proud of their votes and based on what we have seen so far, it could be a close race to the finish.
We will be on the edge of our seats until we find out who has won the seats of Whitsunday and Burdekin after this weekend's vote.
The leader of our state will determine our response if there is another wave of COVID-19 and be responsible for rolling out vaccines.
It's important we have our say on who we want to look after these key issues.
Yes, we should vote for the people locally who we believe will represent us best in parliament.
But this afternoon we have the opportunity to take a close look at the leaders of the two main parties too - Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington.
Most election campaigns are stage-managed picture opportunities where anyone attending has been vetted in advance.
This is a chance to hear from genuine undecided voters asking authentic questions of the two women vying to lead our great state.
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The result of the votes and who won the debate will be announced when Mr Gilbert joins Peta Credlin during Credlin at 5pm on Sky News.
I for one will be watching with great interest because we need leaders who are going to lead.
We are just three days out from Election Day so I wanted to ensure you had everything you needed to cast that ballot.
Let's hope the people we elect on October 31 will be up to the challenges ahead.
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