Liberal and Labor leaders have reiterated their push for majority government in Tasmania, while the Greens believe they are set for a better showing than 2018.
Premier Peter Gutwein voted at East Launceston Primary School with wife Mandy, again fielding questions about embattled Braddon candidate Adam Brooks, and spoke of majority government.
Voters at East Launceston and St Leonards polling stations highlighted health care as the major issue for them heading into vote but most were in different as to who had run a better campaign out of the three major parties.
Mr Gutwein refuted that health was a possible weak point for the Liberal Party in this election.
"When we came to government in 2014, Labor had finished sacking a nurse a day for nine months ... they closed wards and downgraded hospitals," he said.
"We have invested heavily and we will continue to invest heavily [in health]."
Mr Gutwein continued to stand behind Adam Brooks, who is facing allegations that he had a relationship with a woman under an assumed name through an online dating website.
"I spoke to Adam Brooks yesterday and he has denied these allegations," he said.
"These are allegations and Mr Books has denied emphatically and today the people of Braddon will be able to have their say on the future of Mr Brooks."
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It has been a troublesome campaign for Adam Brooks who also faced allegations of failing to correctly store ammunition on his property earlier on the campaign trail.
Mr Gutwein reiterated the common theme of the election, that he believes Tasmania cannot function without a majority government.
Labor leader eyes extra seat opportunities
Labor leader Rebecca White started her day in New Norfolk, visited Bridgewater and Gagebrook, and then cast her vote at the Sorell Memorial Hall.
She said Labor would be looking to Lyons, Franklin and Clark to pick up the seats it would need for majority, while also believing the situation in Braddon had become more open.
Ms White would not say if she would step down as Labor leader if the party fails to win majority government.
"I'm not contemplating what happens beyond 6pm tonight except a Labor victory," she said.
"We will govern in majority or not at all. We won't do any deals with any other parties."
When asked about campaigning while pregnant, Ms White hoped she had set an example for others.
"A lot of women have no choice but to work while they're pregnant, and I'm no different, and it certainly hasn't been lost on me the response I have received from the community, particularly from women who felt really encouraged by the fact that I have continued to stand my ground and to campaign hard every single day," she said.
"And to provide an opportunity for people across our community to see that there is no reason why a female leader who is pregnant can't be elected premier of this state."
Greens look for improved showing
Greens leader Cassy O'Connor voted at Goulburn Street Primary in West Hobart, hoping for an improved performance from the party compared with 2018.
Ms O'Connor said independents were destined to play an important role in the next term of government.
"There's no question that the independents are going to shave votes off all candidates who are running in Clark at this election," she said.
"All you can go by is the feel, it certainly feels in this campaign that there's been ... frustration about seven years of the Liberals in government, real anger with Labor over their treachery on pokies.
"It feels a lot better this time than it did last time."
Over in St Leonards, voters were had the prospect of voting for the lower and upper house with the Windermere legislative council election also being voted on.
Liberal Windermere candidate Nick Duigan was among the voter turnout at the St Leonards polling centre as he finished up his campaign for Windermere.
Mr Duigan said his first campaign had been a great experience for him personally.
"It's been a frenetic two months for us and a bit different to what I usually do but I've really enjoyed getting around the electorate and meeting people," he said.
Mr Duigan is running against Labor candidate Geoff Lyons and three independent candidates in Rob Soward, Vivienne Gale and Will Smith for the seat of Windermere.
Mr Duigan said the decision to move the state election to coincide with the legislative council election had not altered the campaign significantly.
"I don't think it changed the conversation much, I don't think it altered what people where talking about from the beginning of the campaign to the end of the campaign but I think it will give us higher voter turnout."
"I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit nervous but I am really happy, I think I've done as much as can do I don't think I've left too many votes out there."
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