POLLING booths and barbecues - they're a match made in heaven.
Plenty of voters across the country are swinging past the barbecue after casting their votes in today's federal election, and it's no different in Calare.
The barbecue was fired up at the St Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Bathurst this morning, with volunteers ready to serve young and old.
Volunteer Hosea Luy said the menu was being kept traditional with sausages, bread and a range of extras.
"It's stock-standard - we've got sausages, onion, bread, sauce and we've got cans of drink," he said.
"I don't know if we're doing anything original here, but what we are doing is an optional gold coin donation."
As there was no fixed price, people were getting pretty generous with their donations.
Incumbent Andrew Gee, who voted at the church moments earlier, dropped by the barbecue and gave a $20 donation, while other people were dropping in $10 and $5 notes.
- Watch: Andrew Gee gives volunteers feedback on his first democracy sausage of the day.
Mr Luy said the barbecue was also an opportunity to let people know about a new short course being offered by the church.
"We're inviting people to this short course, Investigating Jesus, at the Presbyterian Church.
"We're all for Jesus and we'd love people to have a true and real understanding of who he is."
At the start of the day, the volunteers had 400 sausages ready to cook.
Mr Luy said the barbecue was getting a fantastic response from the voters and he was enjoying the opportunity to ask them one question, "What does the perfect leader looks like?".