Thinking back a few years to my active political involvement (I have not been involved in elections for two years), it has just occurred to me that this time always used to be a really good time for me.
The time I write about it late evening on the eve of poll.
By this stage of a campaign, you usually know if you have done enough, and given that I have never lost an election as an agent or campaign manager, I always tended to know it we were okay. But it was still all dependent on making sure polling day was write. By this time you'd have given out your tellers sheets to those who would be standing on the polling station door, you'd given out "Good Morning" leaflets to your early morning deliverers, got all your car pick ups sorted, got all your pile of polling day "knocking up" leaflets ready in piles and printed out a back up of all your identified Lib Dem voters just in case your printer or computer failed.
There is, at this time, a sort of calm before the storm and a sort of smug satisfaction that you knew you had done as much as you can and that although you probably ached, it was going to be worth it.
Not being actively involved in politics any more (I spent this evening looking after my son who has a chest infection again), I don't miss the campaigning or the canvassing, but I do miss polling day. There is a real buzz about it if it has been planned well.