REGION - The completion of the vote count in Wannon did more than just confirm a four percent swing to the Liberal's Dan Tehan who retains the seat for another three years.
Final results from individual polling booths across our region reveal some interesting details about the way people voted.
Mr Tehan received the most out right first preferences at 10 of the 11 polling booths in this region.
Ararat's polling booths each tell their own story, at the Senior Citizens Centre despite recording a swing away from his party of six percent, Labor's Michael Barling picked up the highest number of first preferences 1,144, or roughly 44 percent of the vote. Mr Tehan was next best with 947 or 36 percent of the vote.
The surprise packet nationally and also locally was the Palmer United Party, its candidate Brad Ferguson received 182 votes or a seven percent share.
The Sex Party's Chris Johnson picked up three percent of the swing away from Labor at the booth.
Across town at Ararat College Mr Tehan finished in front with a 47 percent share of first preferences. Mr Barling who picked up 36 percent of the first preferences suffered an almost eight per cent swing away from his party.
In Pomonal Mr Tehan received a total of 103 first preference votes, a 12 percent swing at the expense of Mr Barling who tallied 49 votes. The Greens were the next favoured with 28 votes or 14 percent of the vote.
In Streatham Mr Tehan finished streets ahead of his rivals with 111 votes or 77 percent of the vote, Mr Barling was second with 27 votes and the Palmer United Party's Mr Ferguson third with four votes, the only other party to get multiple first preference votes at the booth.
At Tatyoon Mr Tehan recorded his best share of 88 percent of total votes, a massive 15 percent swing his way. Labor returned just six votes, only three more than both the Greens and Sex Party in that seat.
In Willaura Mr Tehan recorded a seven per cent swing in his favour with 181 votes (61 per cent), Mr Barling 72 (24 per cent). The result was similar in Buangor with 98 votes (64 per cent), Mr Barling polled 41 (26 per cent).
In Landsborough Mr Tehan again finished well in front with 73 votes, Mr Barling received 29 and the Greens' Tim Emanuelle nine.
In Moyston Mr Tehan moved ahead with 105 votes (46 per cent) thanks to an eight percent swing. Mr Barling returned 71 votes or roughly a 31 percent share.
In Elmhurst the Greens suffered the most with a three percent swing away from them, Mr Tehan took a 50 percent share in total first preference votes cast and Mr Barling 40 percent.
Australian Christians' candidate Therese Corbett polled the least number of first preferences of the seven candidates in her home booth. Ms Corbett polled five votes, just 1.78 per cent of the vote in Lake Bolac.
Ms Corbett's best result was recorded at Pomonal where she received a 2.5 percent share (five votes) of first preferences. The Greens also polled the best in Pomonal with Mr Emanuelle securing at least 28 first preference votes, a 14 percent share.
The Sex Party had its best result at Moyston with Mr Johnson finishing with almost four percent of the vote. Family First's Craig Haberfield faired best at Ararat College with 37 votes or two percent of the vote.
On polling day in Wannon there was a turnout of 85 percent with 96 percent of those formal, the remainder informal. The informal vote down almost 1.5 percent on the 2010 election.
Labor endured an almost uniform swing away from the party at last weekend's election in both first preference votes cast and the two party preferred result.