Mallee, Wannon people vote yes to same-sex marriage

More than 54 per cent of Mallee voters support marriage equality.

More than 54 per cent of Mallee voters support marriage equality.

BOTH Mallee and Wannon electorates have voted in favour of marriage equality.

More than 78,000 people voted in Mallee overall, representing 78.8 per cent of the electorate.

Of those who voted yes or no, 42,495 – 54.3 per cent – supported same-sex marriage.

Mallee had the six-lowest percentage of yes votes of Victoria’s 37 electorates.

Of the 78,649 people who voted, 359 people returned forms that could not be interpreted as a yes or no response, and their responses were therefore not counted.

More than 81,000 people voted in Wannon – 81.4 per cent of the electorate.

More than 49,000 people – 61 per cent – voted yes.

Of the 81,212 surveys returned, 343 were deemed ineligible to be counted.

Nationwide, 61.6 per cent of survey respondents supported same sex-marriage.

In Victoria, 64.9 per cent of people voted yes.

Melbourne had the highest number of yes voters in Victoria with 83.7 per cent.