They came for the voting, but stayed for the food at polling booths around the seat of Cunningham today.

The seat centres on Wollongong and the suburbs to the north, and has never been won by the Liberal Party.

Labor’s Sharon Bird MP is expected to win the seat once more, but the competition hopes to chip away at her margin.

In the meantime, voters were happy to enjoy a democracy sausage or a lamington to pass the time.

Jake Lapham has the story.