CHANGES to the voting process will be considered due to the popularity of pre-poll voting in Calare during last month's federal election.
Nationals candidate Andrew Gee was formally declared the winner in Calare on Thursday, 26 days after the May 18 poll.
He finished with an increased margin.
A total of 42,385 people pre-polled in Calare in the three weeks leading up to election day - about 13,000 more than the Australian Electoral Commission expected.
Mr Gee said shortening the pre-poll period or other changes to the electoral process were likely to be debated when federal parliament resumes.
Three weeks is too long. So it does need to be shortened.Andrew Gee, Member for Calare
"I think the public support the concept of pre-polling. It is certainly very popular, but there does seem to be a consensus that three weeks is too long," he said.
"I would agree with that - three weeks is too long. So it does need to be shortened.
"When parliament is resumed I think that's something that will be looked at.
"It does change the dynamic of an election in that traditionally the election has been fought around one day with a bit of pre-polling beforehand, but if you have three weeks or longer, it turns into an election month."
Mr Gee said it was also tough on party volunteers.
"It is very hard on volunteers to man booths for three weeks. It's very hard," he said.
"Where it ends it is very hard to say. All of the political parties and all of the MPs will probably want to have a say in it."
Calare's divisional returning officer Sandra Taylor said the increase in the number of people who voted in the electorate's four pre-poll booths had surprised staff, forcing roster changes.
"[There were] probably around 12,000-13,000 more overall for the four pre-polls we had than we were expecting," she said.
"The first day on each one of them we got smashed and we just changed our whole staffing for the rest of that roster," she said.
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Ms Taylor said 854 staff were used in Calare for the election with 8am and 10.30am the peak times at booths on election day.
On two-candidate preferred voting, Mr Gee received 63.29 per cent of the vote, up by 1.48 per cent on the 2016 poll, with Labor's Jess Jennings on 36.71 per cent.