South Australia heads to the polls

Top 6 moments of the South Australian election

It has been a long road to polling day since Labor leader Jay Weatherill and Liberal leader Steven Marshall debated each other on the ABC.

It has been a long road to polling day since Labor leader Jay Weatherill and Liberal leader Steven Marshall debated each other on the ABC.

The polls have opened across South Australia and 1.14 million people are expected to cast their vote for the next state government by 6pm.

The 2014 election looks set to be another close one with some putting their money on a hung parliament. It is for this reason both major parties are hoping people will preference them at number one rather than relying on the preferential system.

The first preference vote could make all the difference for either party and it is up to voters to decide where those second-hand votes will go - not just back room wheeling and dealing. After all people don't have to vote in the order suggested by any party's how to vote card - they can choose for themselves.

By 5pm on Thursday, 50,000 people had already delivered their decision by attending the 23 early voting centres across South Australia -15,000 more than at the 2010 election and another 20,000 were expected by Friday night.

More than 86,000 South Australians have cast postal votes.

To find out who will be running the electorate where you live for the next four years, check the home page of this website Saturday night. The news will be posted after the seat is called.

Click here for the South Australian Regional electorate of: Frome, Hammond, Light, MacKillop, Finniss, Flinders,Stuart, Schubert,Giles.