Scott Morrison visits Launceston voting booth on election day

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has taken the unusual step of visiting a polling booth outside of his own electorate on voting day.

Mr Morrison was at Norwood Primary School in Launceston on Saturday morning, where he shook hands with voters, and chowed down on a democracy sausage sandwich, prepared by the apron-and-tongs attired Parents and Friends.

He also sung happy birthday to Liberal candidate for Bass Bridget Archer, who will be spending her big day handing out how-to-vote cards around the electorate.

"It was a bit unexpected for me as well - a great surprise," she said.

The voting booth stop-in makes for the tenth time Scott Morrison has visited Tasmania since the beginning of the year, and Ms Archer said it signified the importance of the electorate for the Liberal Party.

"I think this election is going to be very close, and the election could be decided here in Tasmania," she said.

Premier Will Hodgman and former Premier Robin Gray - who famously clashed with former Prime Minister Bob Hawke over the damming of the Franklin River - were among the politicians surrounding Mr Morrison at Norwood.

However, not everyone was pleased about the unexpected visit: "Last day on the job, Prime Minister," one voter was heard to say.

The Examiner