The democracy sausage. It's the patriotic food which goes hand in hand with election day.
However, Canberran fundraisers are starting to realise that not everyone likes a democracy sausage.
The 2019 election may mark an increase in pre-polling, but it's also starting to see schools and local community groups offer more than just the democracy sausage.
Cake stalls and the humble bacon and egg roll are starting to become commonplace at polling booths, while some stations have started offering vegetarian, vegan and halal options.
Others are taking full advantage of the election foot traffic and are hoping to boost their fundraising efforts by having stalls which sell home produce, plants and household items.
"If you're going to go all the effort of having a stall, why not offer to more than just meat eaters?" Southern Cross Early Childhood School P&C president Jessica Yeo said.
"It's inclusive. It's democracy. It's the people, for the people."
The Scullin school is one such polling booth which is "just trying everything".
As well as the traditional sausage sizzle, the school will begin the day with bacon and egg rolls and vegan bircher muesli, followed by a lunchtime offering of vegan pumpkin soup.
The school will also have a stall selling cakes, lollies, homemade jam, succulents, crocheted items, custom calico bags and trolley coin key rings, and 'I Voted' badges. And if all that wasn't enough, there will also be a raffle.
It's a big operation - particularly for a school with only 220 students - which is why Ms Yeo and other P&C members called on the help of the wider community.
The pumpkins and succulents were donated by local gardeners, which were then made into 30 litres of soup in Ms Yeo's kitchen by the P&C. Meanwhile, the jams and craft were donated by other community members, and the sausages and rolls were bought from local businesses.
Ms Yeo said the school was just trying to make the most of what could be the biggest fundraiser the school has had in years, but they were worried how the increase in pre-polling numbers would affect fundraising.
By the close of business on Tuesday about 3 million Australian had already cast their vote, compared with the 1.82 million people who pre-polled by the same stage in the 2016 federal election.
"We're very aware that a lot of Canberrans have voted already and that not a lot of people are going to come through polling booths," Ms Yeo said.
"Previous stats in Scullin for voting are well over 1000 and I suspect we'll be much more around the 900 to 1000.
"Even if we get 1000 people through the gate that's a 1000 people that I might not see at our little tiny barbecues that we run.
"We're a school of about 220 children so just having exposure to so much more of our community and having a chance to feed them on the day and offer lots of tasty food and to show them our beautiful school I think it will be a great opportunity for us."
Meanwhile, Red Hill Primary School, just a stone's throw from the seat of democracy, Parliament House, is planning a mega Election Day on Saturday, as it takes advantage of being a polling booth for the day.
It is having a huge garage sale with toys, books and clothing for sale. Students will be busking. There will be a cake stall, coffee stall, barbecues with egg and bacon rolls, sausages (vegetarian as well) and hamburgers.
There are also $5000 worth of prizes in the raffle. It's all to raise funds to revitalise the school oval.
The school's P and F president Patrick Pentony said the school had been lumped with the oval's maintenance by the ACT government.
"We don't care who you vote for, as no party has come up with funding for the oval. We just want you to vote at Red Hill Primary,'' Mr Pentony said, cheekily.
"We also hope people who have already voted or at ineligible to vote come along to enjoy the day as well."
The school is open for polling from 8am to 6pm, with most of the stalls winding down about 3pm.