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Millions flock to polling stations to get Democracy Sausage but some are left outraged

Australians have been left outraged after heading to polling booths in the hopes of snagging a Democracy Sausage, only to be left empty handed.

The Democracy Sausage has quickly become a staple at schools and church halls around the country during elections, and today’s vote was gearing up to be the biggest snag day yet.

However, with millions of voters flocking to polling booths from early on Saturday, some were left without a sausage in hand after they’d voted for their party of choice. 

The Democracy Sausage has quickly become a staple at schools and church halls around the country during elections, and today’s federal election was gearing up to be the biggest snag day yet

However, with millions of voters flocking to polling booths from early on Saturday, some were left without a sausage in hand after they'd voted for their party of choice

However, with millions of voters flocking to polling booths from early on Saturday, some were left without a sausage in hand after they’d voted for their party of choice

According to the Democracy Sausage website, there were expected to be 2180 polling booths with sausage sizzles available across the country.

Hundreds of Aussies took to social media to celebrate getting their reward for placing their vote.

Some were even seen celebrating the democratic delicacy in other ways, with one woman pictured wearing a sausage costume.

However, many Australians have complained about being left without a sausage as their local booth had run out of sausages by the time they arrived.

Among those left empty handed is ex-Bachelorette Georgia Love, who posted in anger to her Instagram story after she saw her local booth was out of snags.

Boronia Park Public School in Hunters Hill, north east of the Sydney CBD, ran out of sausages before midday, according to reports on Twitter.

The National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Redfern had sold its full stock of 700 sausages by 1pm, while Bourke Street Public School in Surry Hills was empty by 1.30pm. 

One voter who went to both polling stations in hope of finding a democracy snag told Daily Mail Australia: ‘This is an outrage. This is un-Australian.’

Hundreds of Aussies took to social media to celebrate getting their reward for placing their vote on Saturday

Hundreds of Aussies took to social media to celebrate getting their reward for placing their vote on Saturday

According to the Democracy Sausage website, there were expected to be 2180 polling booths with sausage sizzles available across the country

According to the Democracy Sausage website, there were expected to be 2180 polling booths with sausage sizzles available across the country

Braidwood Central School in rural New South Wales had no sausages, but still had the barbecue on, offering up bacon and egg rolls to voters.

Hillscrest Primary School in Bayswater, WA, was out of sausages by 2pm, while St Kilda Primary School in Melbourne was out by the early afternoon.

The official Democracy Sausage Twitter announced shortly before 3pm that sausage sizzles across the ACT were quickly running out of onion due to a Territory-wide shortage.

However, over 91 per cent of voters in the ACT had access to a Democracy sausage. 

The ritual of the sausage sizzle has been linked with voting for many years, but the term ‘Democracy Sausage’ kicked off in 2013 and gave the unique Australian experience a name. 

Some were even seen celebrating the democratic delicacy in other ways

One woman pictured wearing a sausage costume

Some were even seen celebrating the democratic delicacy in other ways, with one woman pictured wearing a sausage costume.

Some lucky Australians got themselves a Democracy sausage, while others who got to polling booths too late were left empty handed

Some lucky Australians got themselves a Democracy sausage, while others who got to polling booths too late were left empty handed

The official Democracy Sausage Twitter announced shortly before 3pm that sausage sizzles across the ACT were quickly running out of onion due to a Territory-wide shortage

The official Democracy Sausage Twitter announced shortly before 3pm that sausage sizzles across the ACT were quickly running out of onion due to a Territory-wide shortage

However, it wasn’t until the 2016 federal election that the term really took off and was even named Word of The Year.

Politicians have since taken to eating the Australian delicacy in front of cameras, often sparking debate about where the onion is placed.

Bill Shorten was seen casting his vote in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, alongside his wife Chloe, talking to voters in long queues before casting their ballot.

He chomped a sausage sandwich afterwards, partaking in one Australia’s great election day traditions.

‘Tastes like a mood for change,’ he said.  

Bill Shorten alongside his wife, Chloe, chomped a sausage sandwich afterwards, partaking in one Australia's great election day traditions

Bill Shorten alongside his wife, Chloe, chomped a sausage sandwich afterwards, partaking in one Australia’s great election day traditions

Many Australians have complained about being left without a sausage as their local booth had run out of sausages by the time they arrived

Many Australians have complained about being left without a sausage as their local booth had run out of sausages by the time they arrived

It wasn't until the 2016 federal election that the term really took off and was even named Word of The Year

It wasn’t until the 2016 federal election that the term really took off and was even named Word of The Year

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