Littleproud's win somewhat inevitable according to residents
AUSTRALIA has spoken and the Coalition is set to form government for a third term.
Closer to home, the LNP's David Littleproud has entered his second term as MP for Maranoa, claiming more than half of all first-preference votes.
As Chinchilla residents turned out on Saturday to cast their vote, it seemed many believed his re-election was inevitable.
Annette Bell, for instance, said she couldn't complain about representation.
"I think we've got a great member,” Mrs Bell said.
It was a sentiment echoed by Laurine Richardson, who said she was "very happy” with David Littleproud.
"I think he'll go further in the party,” Mrs Richardson said.
When the Chinchilla News asked Dot Jahnke what she wanted to see for Maranoa in the next term of government, she kept it simple.
"As long as they do the right thing and help the bush,” Mrs Jahnke said.
"Too much money is being spent in the city.”
Meanwhile, amid the politics and election campaigns, some residents couldn't help but enjoy the day.
Residents like Hilda King, who became an Australian citizen in 2016 and still finds elections stirring.
She said she took her time to research the candidates.
"(It's) exciting, I'm part of Australian government- making,” Mrs King said.