WE have known for four years that there would be a state election held on Saturday, yet still we go into the final day not entirely sure how it is going to play out.
At a state level, political analysts say a hung parliament is the most likely result, though Premier Gladys Berejiklian must still retain some hope of leading a coalition government in its own right.
In Bathurst, it seems very few people really expect the Nationals' Paul Toole to be unseated but there are still some interesting side stories to unfold.
Labor's Beau Riley and Brenden May from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party have both worked hard to build their profiles during the campaign and share the joint goal of at least reducing Mr Toole's imposing 15 per cent margin.
Mr May has recommended his supporters give their preferences to Mr Riley and while the Labor ticket makes no preference recommendation, we can assume those voters who put Labor number one would rather see an SFF candidate than a Nationals candidate get up.
So it really will be a case of Mr Toole against the rest when counting stars on Saturday night, which means securing a massive primary vote will be crucial for him.
Also interesting to watch will be how Mr Toole fares in Oberon.
As the former local government minister, Mr Toole led the state government's push to amalgamate councils and the people of Oberon were among the most vocal objectors.
But Saturday's poll will be the best indication yet of just how deeply that opposition to amalgamation ran in the community.
Mr Toole has worked hard in the past 18 months or so to mend fences in Oberon but those who led the campaign against amalgamation will have long memories.
But what of the other Oberon residents? Did they silently support the objectors or did they support amalgamation but fear speaking up? After 6pm on Saturday we might have a better idea of where they stood.
Finally, Mr Riley's polling in Lithgow, traditionally the Bathurst electorate's Labor heartland, could be telling.
This newspaper has heard rumblings that Mr Riley's selection over Lithgow councillor Cassandra Coleman to contest the seat upset many of the Lithgow Labor faithful, but could they have been upset enough to take their vote elsewhere?
We'll know all the answers soon enough.