PRE-POLLING opened on Monday, with the state election less than two weeks away.
Traditionally, more than a quarter of the electorate will cast their vote before the election, which will be held on Saturday, March 23.
The NSW Electoral Commission predicts up to 12,000 people will early vote in Tamworth, while more than 4000 will visit the Gunnedah pre-polling booth.
Most of the six candidates spent at least some time in front of the Tamworth pre-polling booth, handing out how-to-vote cards.
The candidates include Tamworth MP and Nationals candidate Kevin Anderson, independent Mark Rodda, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers' Jeff Bacon, Country Labor's Stephen Mears, the Greens' Robin Gunning and and Animal Justice Party's Emma Hall.
The Tamworth booth is 247 Peel Street, while the Gunnedah one is located at the Creative Arts Gallery.
The booths are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday.
On Thursday, March 21, they will have extended hours from 8am to 8pm.
The last day of pre-polling is the day before the election, Friday March 22.