Some schools successfully exploited voters' heightened expectations at the polling booth - for food, that is.
While voters expressed dismay at a lack of options on the ballot, or stuck to old favourites, Merewether's Holy Family tempted all bases with an array of gourmet extras: onions, eggs, bacon and barbecue sauce to boot.
Parents at Tighes Hill Public School ensured there were more sweets on offer than legislative council candidates. The school's P&C was raising funds to purchase musical instruments and create a "quiet area" for students.
"We'll use any opportunity we get," fundraising coordinator Dan Campbell said. "It's all home made by the mums and dads."
It wasn't only the adults getting entrepreneurial.
Esther Junker, 13, and Jack Moore, 12, put forward their own election-day delight after too many people preferenced the "democracy sausage" at Carrington Public School.
"It's called a crusty bacon sandwich," Jack said.
"We came up with it because there's no sausages left," Esther said. "But there are crusts, bacon and onion."