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Sausage sales SURGE in election week

Approximately 16.5 million Australians will today vote in what is tipped to be a tight election contest between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten. (AAP Image/James Ross)

Today is election day, and if you haven’t yet, it’s time to get yourself down to the polls, lodge your vote and pick up a delicious sausage sizzle.

According to sausage sizzle-mapping website, Democracy Sausage, there are 1976 polling booths across the country with sausage sizzles.

That’s a lot of snags.

In fact, in the last federal election, sausage sales surged, a Coles spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo Finance.

“For the 2016 federal election we saw an increase in sales of our 100% Aussie beef sausages by 10 per cent in election week,” the spokesperson said.

“And it’s not a democracy sausage without a slice of bread, so we’re anticipating a 20 per cent increase in sales of Coles packaged loaves on election day.”

Democracy Sausage estimates 37.7 per cent of Australians have access to a sausage sizzle today. Those in the ACT will find it easiest, with 91.9 per cent having access, but those in the Northern Territory may find it tricky, with only 29.3 per cent expected to have access today.

Polls close at 6pm sharp.

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