THE Calare electorate is not that hard to find.
Look at a map of NSW, and you'll find the electorate covering more than 30,000 square kilometres of the state, stretching from Lithgow in the east out past Wellington and Mudgee in the north.
Don't try walking from end to the other; even driving will take several hours.
And Calare is hardly remote. The eastern boundary is less than a three-hour drive from Prime Minister Scott Morrison's home in the Sutherland Shire.
For all that, though, it seems neither of the major parties has any clue that the people of Calare will be going to the polls on Saturday [except, of course, the more than 20,000 constituents who have already pre-polled].
While the nightly news and morning newspapers have brought us daily reports on the whereabouts of Mr Morrison and Bill Shorten as they criss-cross the country looking to secure every possible vote, Calare has remained strictly a no-go zone.
Nationals supporters could rightly argue that their leader [and Calare MP Andrew Gee's boss] Michael McCormack was in Calare last Thursday for Mr Gee's campaign launch, but even he bypassed the major population centres of Orange and Bathurst when he made a stopover in Canowindra.
It's enough to make us wonder do they really want our vote?
It also gives a pretty clear indication of how the major parties think counting in Calare is going to go on Saturday night - that is, no change expected.
Mr Gee holds Calare with a comfortable 12 per cent margin and that should be enough of a buffer for him to keep his job.
Labor's Jess Jennings has run another strong campaign and is a well-spoken, well-presented and well-credentialled alternative, but there simply is not the clamour for change across the electorate that would be needed for Calare to be returned to Labor for the first time in more than 20 years.
The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers' Sam Romano, a latecomer to the race, has tried to make up for lost time by belligerently baiting Mr Gee at every opportunity but he starts from too far back in the field.
That's how most voters are reading the situation in Calare and the lack of interest from the PM and opposition leaders suggest they're seeing it the same way.
We have little to offer them so we get little in return.
And it's not likely to change unless [or until] Calare becomes a marginal seat.