Voters lined up before polling booths opened
MANY people opted this morning to beat the heat and rock up to polling booths early.
About 20 people were lined up out the front of Waraburra State School this morning just before the polling booth was due to open.
Independent candidate Margaret Strelow and Labor candidate Barry O'Rourke were there among the candidate supporters encouraging people to vote for them.
Hats were donned as candidates and their supporters started what is expected to be a long day in the hot sun with temperatures to reach a maximum of 31 in Rockhampton by lunchtime.
A high school for Gracemere was one of the items on Mrs Strelow's $540 million wish list for Rockhampton. Read about the full list here: Strelow's $540M wish list just 10% of cross-river rail spend
The Australian Labor Party candidate was the only one of the five Rockhampton candidates to not mention some level of support for getting a high school at Gracemere. Check out all five candidates promises here: Election promises revealed by Rockhampton's candidates
To find your nearest polling booth, click here: QLD VOTES: Where to find your closest ballot box
Check out what the local candidates wrote in their final say yesterday ahead of today's polling: Rockhampton and Keppel candidates make their final pitches