Skies were blue and so were the shirts of local LNP supporters and volunteers at Clontarf State School this morning.

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth graced the school yard this morning to meet and greet voters and put in his own ballot paper.

Howarth holds the seat on a margin of just 0.5%. He says that although he is nervously confident, he has thoroughly enjoyed representing Petrie.

Howarth has spent countless hours door knocking over the past eight weeks getting to know locals and getting in touch with local businesses.

“I can’t know what people want or what people need unless I’m there,” Howarth says.

“I couldn’t have done it without my family, I don’t take anything for granted and I’m looking forward to 6pm tonight when the votes are counted.”

Thongs, singlets and tracksuit pants appeared to be the main theme of voting fashion in Clontarf as voters waited patiently in line.

Despite the large array of marketing and signage for the ALP their candidate, Jacqui Pedersen, was at another booth.