As voters, we will go to the polls for the second time in as many months on Saturday, May 18, this time to select our federal representatives.
In the seat of Parkes, the largest electorate in NSW, there are six candidates vying for our votes.
When it comes time to get our name crossed off, stand in that cardboard booth and number boxes with a miniature pencil, who should we choose?
To help our readers make an informed decision, we at the Namoi Valley Independent have questioned every candidate on some of the key issues in Gunnedah, surrounding towns and villages, and the wider area.
We asked a range of questions, from the personal to the political.
Why do they want to represent the people of Parkes? What is their policy on water security? How will they drought-proof our towns and villages?
Click on the links below to find out (candidates listed in order of the ballot draw):