ONE in five New England residents have already cast their vote for the upcoming federal election.
As of Wednesday, more than 23,000 people, or roughly 21 per cent, have visited one of the region's pre-poll booths, including 11,000 people in Tamworth and 6800 people in Armidale.
In the neighbouring electorate of Parkes, 18,700 people have already voted (17 per cent), including almost 1900 people in Gunnedah.
In the Hunter, 24,000 people have voted, which is just over 20 per cent of the electorate's population.
Another 10,000 people are expected to vote early in New England. The booths are open until Friday, with more people pre-polling as the election grows closer.
In recent New England elections, almost one in three people have voted early.
In 2016, 27 per cent of the seat voted early and that number grew at the 2017 by-election to just over 29 per cent.