The polls are now closed in Western Australia and the counting of votes has begun.
With Premier Mark McGowan expected to comfortably lead Labor to a second term, the focus is on how many seats the already-depleted Liberals can save.
In the video above, WA election vote counting gets underway
There are 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly.
Winning 30 will grant one party government.
There weren’t as many pre-polls as predicted, so both leaders spent Saturday morning pleading for voters to choose them.
755,000 West Australians on the electoral roll took advantage of the opportunity to vote early or by post.
That left a million voters who needed to cast their vote on Saturday.
McGowan is predicted to rack up an election victory of epic proportions, a result that will condemn the Liberals to years in the political wilderness.
Ahead of the polls closing, McGowan said he wasn’t popping the champagne corks just yet – adding he’s more of a “beer sort of guy” anyway.
A Newspoll published in The Weekend Australian newspaper has Labor leading the Liberals 66 to 34 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.
It would reduce the Liberals to as few as three seats if replicated at the ballot box.
It’s been an election campaign where the conservatives have never been able to get on the front foot.
Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup is at risk of becoming the first WA Liberal leader to lose his seat since the 1930s.
The 34-year-old holds the seat of Dawesville by a margin of just 0.8 per cent and has vowed to quit politics if he is voted out.
Such a result would likely spell disaster for other Liberal MPs vying to save their seats.
It would also suggest Kirkup’s decision to concede defeat a fortnight before polling day and warn against giving Labor “total control” was a tactical failure.
Federal Liberal senator Ben Small told 7NEWS that anywhere between five and 10 seats being held by the party “will be celebrated”.
A lack of funds and policy direction has added to their woes.
An energy policy that delivered a death blow to Collie and the south-west was widely disparaged.
Then on Thursday, Kirkup held a train wreck of a press conference about the cost of its election promises.
He put on a brave face after voting alongside his father Rob in his electorate on Saturday, saying he had no regrets about the Liberals’ campaign.
“I’m very hopeful of continuing to serve in the district of Dawesville and working alongside as many Liberal colleagues as possible in the WA parliament,” he said.
Asked whether he ever thought it was possible for the Liberals to win the election, Mr Kirkup – who took over the leadership in November – replied “probably not”.
Riding COVID wave
McGowan is riding the crest of a COVID wave that’s seen his personal popularity soar.
“We took the tough decisions that needed to be taken,” he said on Saturday.
“We made tough decisions, they were hard, and over the course of this year, I think people saw that in Western Australia we had a government that was prepared to do what had to be done.”
He warned against political change in a time of “crisis.”
“National cabinet was formed a year ago today and over that time we’ve dealt with one of the biggest crises the country and world has seen since the Second World War,” he said.
“It’s been an affirmation for me of the great spirit of our state and we want to have the opportunity to make sure Western Australia stays on its current pathway.”
– with AAP
WA viewers can watch 7NEWS live election coverage here.