With less than a week to go until the federal election, The Examiner sat down again with politically disengaged voters Josh Herbert and Matthew Peters.
Mr Herbert and Mr Peters are both young Tasmanians who have agreed to try and become more politically engaged during this year's campaign in order to make an informed choice on polling day.
First time voter Mr Herbert, 18, said after making an effort to engage with political news he was feeling more confident about his ballot and that he wanted to take the challenge to vote below the line in the Senate.
Mr Herbert said he was now tossing up between the Greens and independent candidates for his number one vote, with "extreme" parties such as One Nation at the bottom of his list.
"I'm leaning towards preferencing the Greens over everyone else," he said.
"It seems to be almost more useful to have independents. They can speak their mind more, rather than just going along with what their party seems to want."
Out of the two major parties, Mr Herbert said he viewed the Labor party more positively, however, he still found it difficult to find differences between them and the Liberals.
"Labor seems to be a little bit more socialist, which I agree with more. But they don't seem to be that much better. They do seem quite same-same," he said.
Mr Herbert said he has seen a lot of negativity in the campaign which was distracting and he wanted greater clarity on what was actually being promised in his electorate.
"All they are doing is bagging out each other over and over again. It seems like they aren't putting anything forward themselves, they are just disagreeing with what the other side is doing," he said.
Mr Herbert said he was not following the party leaders in the campaign, however, said the Liberal party's inconsistent leadership was a downfall.
"The whole point of having a leader is having someone who embodies what everyone thinks of when they think of the party - with them changing constantly it was just an endless rotation of older, white men," he said.
Mr Herbert said he gained the majority of his news from the campaign from online articles and social media as he does not watch the news on television.
Aside from "over-the-top" advertising by Clive Palmer, Mr Herbert said he thought candidates could improve their social media presence.
"I already didn't like him (Clive Palmer) that much and now videos keep getting interrupted by his advertisements, so I don't like him even more," he said.
Mr Peters, 24, said with one week until the election he found himself "smack-bang in the middle" remaining undecided between voting for either the Liberal or Labor party.
"I've always knew I was a bit of a fence sitter with left or right," Mr Peters said.
Mr Peters said his choice was narrowed down to the two major parties.
"I completely understand the importance of having independents in the Senate. I don't think it's a wasted vote for an independent but I feel as though, if you want change and things to happen, a major party vote in the Senate matters more," he said.
Mr Peters said since he has been following the campaign he is now able to differentiate between Liberal and Labor.
"I see Labor as a lot more left, whereas I really didn't see much difference before," he said.
"Now I can see that Labor veers off to the left, nowhere near as severe as the Greens. The Liberals seem to be a lot more right than I expected, more conservative."
Unlike Mr Herbert, who said no particular policy promises had caught his attention, Mr Peters said announcements surrounding health and Labor's AFL funding commitment for a team in Tasmania had stood out to him.
"They've particularly focused on the Northern part of the state for this election, I did notice that," he said.
Excited to vote
"I'm 110 per cent more confident to vote," Mr Peters said.
"Rather than not caring about it, with it just being something I'd have to do while on my lunch break from work, now it's something I'm more excited to do," he said.
"I can see the difference that a vote can make, a different government can make."
Mr Peters said he did not know what would sway him in the final days of the campaign but said he did not think he would be influenced by negative media.
"I could be persuaded to either party at this point, at the same time I will need to be convinced," he said.
"I don't think negative media or advertising would change the way I vote. It would be something more positive like a policy announcement."
Mr Peters said he also mostly got his news online, however, he watched some campaign coverage on television including one of the leader debates.
"I've found myself reading the political part of the newspaper more, or articles more. If I did pick up the newspaper before I'd turn straight to the sports," he said.