Polls have now closed to those voting in the Blacktown Council local government elections.
Electoral commission workers will now start counting ballots and some results should be available from this evening.
Voters at Ward 4 booth at Glendenning Public School only waited in line for several minutes for most of the day.
Local resident Lina Pace said she thought it was right that voting is compulsory, but admitted she didn't know much about Blacktown Council politics.
But she said it was important that people got a say on who represented them.
Phil Pace said he wasn't too happy with the overall performance of the council because the area's infrastructure needed a to be "overhauled".
Adi Munif, of Hassall Grove said she planned to vote for Labor.
"I always vote for Labor in every election," Ms Munif said.
"I'm a working person and they represent working people.
"I don't always agree with all of the decisions politicians make, but that's politics, you can't please everyone."
Electoral commission staffer Sangmuong Hitchell said most voters were happy to vote, because waiting times at the polling booth hadn't been too long.
Labor volunteer John Costa said many voters had approached him specifically asking for Labor how to vote cards and he felt confident that the party would retain its two to one majority in the ward.
Edmond Atalla, the number two candidate in the Labor group, was handing out how to vote cards at the booth in a bid to be elected to a third term on the council.
He said Liberal councillors had vowed to sell off the council's assets such as childcare centres and were only concerned with saving money.
"They want to run the council like a business, but we're focused on providing community services," Cr Atalla said.
Liberal Party volunteer Cam Hanivong said he felt the Liberal party councillors in the past council worked hard for the people of Blacktown.
He did not comment on Liberal Party policy on childcare centres.