All eight candidates for New England will face voters at Thursday night's Meet the Candidates forum in Armidale.
It is likely to be the final public forum in the electorate before voters go to the polls on Saturday, May 18, unless last minute meetings are organised in smaller communities such as Glen Innes or Bingara.
Armidale Business Chamber, who is hosting the event at Armidale City Bowling Club, told The Armidale Express they were expecting all eight candidates, five of whom live in either Armidale or Uralla.
Among the questions already on the agenda are issues such as water, climate change, youth services, domestic violence and youth services.
The incumbent Nationals MP, Barnaby Joyce, is up against three independents in Adam Blakester, Rob Taber and Natasha Ledger, Labor candidate Yvonne Langenberg, the Clive Palmer-backed Cindy Duncan, the Greens' Tony Lonergan and the Christian Democrats' Julie Collins.
While he enjoys a healthy margin of more than 23 per cent, Mr Joyce said he "never takes anything for granted".
By tomorrow night the candidates should be well drilled in what to expect, as they have already taken questions from voters around the electorate at several similar meetings.
Mr Joyce faced some criticism for skipping the Tenterfield forum as well as the first one in Tamworth last week, but since then he has appeared at Inverell as well as the Tamworth Business Chamber's forum on Monday evening.
Armidale Business Chamber is hoping to livestream the local Meet the Candidates event on its Facebook page to reach more voters in the city.
Thursday night's forum starts at 5.30pm.