The leaders of Tasmania’s three major political parties have cast their votes in the state election, amid newspoll predictions of a hung parliament.
Despite the most recent poll pointing to a hung parliament, the Premier David Bartlett remained upbeat as he cast his vote this morning at a Hobart primary school in the southern Tasmanian seat of Denison.
“It’s in the hands of the people of Tasmania now, I’m a born optimist,” Mr Bartlett said.
The Liberal leader Will Hodgman cast his ballot paper at a community hall in Margate in the southern electorate of Franklin.
Mr Hodgman says he is satisfied with the way the Liberals have run their pitch for government, and his party’s decision to steer clear of negative campaigning.
The Greens’ leader Nick McKim also voted in Franklin where he renewed his pledge to work with either party in the event of a minority government, despite both major parties ruling out a power sharing deal.