While a trip to the polling booth can be an added chore for some, it is a fun day out for the dogs of the Hunter.
Forget about the democracy sausage, we are all about the democracy dogs this year. Meet some of the polling booth pooches spotted around town on September 9.
Just in case you were looking for something a bit more serious, check out the live coverage of the 2017 local council elections here.
From 5pm until 10pm Fairfax Media’s got you covered for all the updates coming out of the Hunter where council elections are being held in Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens and Dungog.
We'll bring you the results as they come in, all the celebrations (and commiserations) from the election parties, and interviews with some of the candidates.