Wannon Votes

The latest as Ararat heads to the polls in the 2019 Federal Election.


CLICK HERE for live Wannon election results.

5:30PM – Labor win predicted

Exit polls from numerous news outlets are predicting a Labor victory.

A Nine YouGov Galaxy Exit Poll shows Labor is leading with a four-point margin on a two-party preferred basis, 52-48.

5:20PM – How are votes counted?

4:30PM – Liberal Dan Tehan votes

Wannon Liberal candidate Dan Tehan voted in Hamilton this afternoon at the local Senior Citizens Hall.

4:05PM – Results Page goes live

Our results page is now live, although, results will not begin to roll in until 6PM.

LIVE | Election Results

4PM – Ararat and Moyston residents cast their votes

3:30PM – The Collingwood Football Club join the action

10:15AM – Q&A’s with our candidates

AC News has been in contact with all Wannon candidates to see what their priorities are.

Meet Liberal candidate Dan Tehan

Meet Labor candidate Maurice Billi

Meet United Australia Party candidate Joshua Wallace

Meet independent candidate Alex Dyson

Meet Greens candidate Zephlyn Taylor

10AMMillions to cast their vote

The Australian Electoral Commission is expecting around 10 million Australians to vote today.

They have reminded Australians to be patient and respect others while waiting in line.

7:40AM – Preparations are underway

Preparations are underway before voting begins at 8am.

“Our hard working staff are making the final preparations, the ballot papers are being taken out of secure storage and local community groups are priming their BBQs…,” Australian Electoral Commission tweeted.

7AM – 2016 results

Our last federal election – in 2016 – saw Liberal Dan Tehan win by 15,995 votes (two candidate preferred) in Wannon. Dan has represented our electorate since 2010 in the Liberal safe seat. We looked back on the 2016 results to see how the election unfolded.


LiberalDan Tehan52,62459.0%-1.1%
LaborMichael Barling36,63041.0%+1.1%


LiberalDan Tehan47,51353.2%-0.5%
LaborMichael Barling27,41130.7%+1.2%
GreensThomas Campbell7,2648.1%+1.7%
IndependentMichael McCluskey4,0484.5%+4.5%
IndependentBernardine Atkinson3,0193.4%+3.4%