Preferences will determine the outcome who wins the seat of Mallee in the Federal Election.
That's the word from political scientist Dr Nick Economou, who spoke with the Wimmera Mail-Times yesterday - just hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared we go to the polls on May 18.
You can read Dr Economou's comments in the story below.
Meanwhile, Easter is just around the corner - and that means it's nearly Stawell Gift time.
Did you know - this year is the first time a competitor will run the Stawell Gift off a minus handicap. For the first time in the event's 138-year history, athlete Maddie Coates has been given a mark of -1m for the Women's Gift.
The Mail-Times has an exclusive giveaway for three lucky readers to attend the Gift - on us!
We value the support our subscribers show towards local journalism, and that's why we want to give you the chance to attend this great event.
For your chance to win one of three double weekend passes, simply click this link.
Good luck, and have a great weekend.