How did Young vote in the federal election?

Michael McCormack was returned as Member for Riverina at the federal election.
Michael McCormack was returned as Member for Riverina at the federal election.

The dust has settled on the 2019 federal election, with Member for the Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack winning his seat with almost 70 per cent of the votes in the electorate.

But how did Young and the surrounds vote?

According to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), Mr McCormack won every polling booth in Young and the surrounding towns and villages, however levels of support vary greatly.

At Young's pre-poll voting station at Town Hall, Mr McCormack received 62.72 per cent of first preference votes ahead of Labor candidate Mark Jeffreson on 21.44 per cent.

There was slightly less support for Mr McCormack on election day, with The Nationals leader receiving just over 50 per cent of the 598 votes cast at Young North Public School's polling booth.

Mr Jeffreson and United Australia Party (UAP) candidate Richard Foley received more votes at Young North Public in comparison to other booths in Young, with 29.04 and 13.79 per cent of first preference votes respectively.

Mr McCormack won just over 57 per cent of the vote at both Young Town Hall and Young Public School.

Most Young residents chose to vote at Young Town Hall, with the AEC recording 1,687 votes at the polling booth on election day.

Support wavered for Mr McCormack in both Wombat and Harden, where the incumbent member picked up just over 50 per cent of first preference votes.

Both polling places recorded swings for Mr Foley and the UAP, with a 15.12 per cent and a 10.73 per cent respectively.

In comparison, Nationals support was high in Bribbaree.

Of the 120 people who voted in Bribbaree, 88 or 77.19 per cent gave Mr McCormack their first preference vote.

Mr Foley also polled well in Bribbaree, with 12.28 per cent of the vote, placing ahead of Mr Jeffreson on 7.89 per cent.

Mr McCormack received 67.31 per cent of the vote on Greenethorpe and 64.24 per cent of the vote in Murringo.