Election day has arrived and for many people not a moment too soon.
For those sick of all politicians as well as their cant and humbug and the promises they never seem to keep, this is a distinctly lacklustre time of endless TV attack ads, sanctimonious kissing of babies and corflutes demanding your vote.
Those people will be glad it is coming to an end, regardless of who occupies the Treasury benches after Saturday.
Yet for others interested in the health of our body politic, myself included, it seems a curiously lopsided election.
The major party leaders have avoided our electorate - no surprise there - with Bob Katter sitting on a two party preferred margin of 22 percentage points, Kennedy is not where the election will be won and lost.
But even the Kennedy candidates themselves seem to be culpable, with all of them living in Charters Towers or points east.
There have been five or six debates in centres along the coast though none in Mount Isa or the west.
I know that the Mount Isa chamber, Commerce North West, did try to organise a debate but could not get a quorum on any agreed night, and likewise I and my colleagues at ABC North West Queensland quashed an idea for a jointly-held debate for similar reasons.
When I broached the matter of little activity in the region with sitting member Bob Katter, he said it was simply strategy to leave larger centres like Mount Isa to the end.
That's understandable from a candidate's perspective but it leaves us in the cold.
Kennedy is too unmanageable a seat even for someone with as big a hat as Bob Katter.
Failing the appearance of another candidate of the calibre of Noeline Ikin to make it genuinely competitive, we can only look forward to many more years of the same.
Some serious shake-up is needed.
Either we have a seat that truly represents North West Queensland's interests only or better still we need to look at some multi-member representation for rural or outback areas.
What's right for Cardwell or Cairns is not right for Cloncurry.