THE power of the pencil will be tested on Saturday for the State election.
MacKillop voters will choose from five candidates (in order as they appear on the ballot: Steve Davies (independent), Mitch Williams (Liberal), Donella Peters (Greens), Terry Soulmatis (ALP), Bill Pomery (Family First).
MacKillop, created after a redistribution in 1991, is named after Blessed Mary MacKillop (1842-1909) who with Fr Julian Tenison Woods founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Penola in 1866.
The electorate covers an area of about 24,267.1km, encompassing the SE and some of the Murraylands area of the State.
There have been two sitting Members for MacKillop: Dale Baker (Liberals) and the incumbent Mitch Williams (first as an independent Liberal and then a member of the Liberal Party).
In the 2010 election Mr Williams received 60.9 per cent of the votes (70.1 per cent after preferences) to easily retain the seat, gaining popularity from the 2006 election with a 2.1 per cent swing in his favour.
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