Griffith voters are likely to have delivered a thumping victory to incumbent Michael McCormack in the seat of Riverina.
Just an hour after the close of polls, Mr McCormack looks poised to be re-elected with an increase majority.
Speaking outside the North Griffith polling booth, resident Scott Simpson said while Kevin Rudd was his preferred prime minister, he voted for Mr McCormack based on local history.
"I just thought he had more realistic solutions for Griffith," Mr Simpson said.
"He showed strong leadership on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and seemed more engaged with issues affecting Griffith residents."
Earlier, Griffith's Ellen Davis - who was handing out how-to-vote cards for Greens candidate Ros Prangnell - said the feedback from local voters was positive.
"It's been surprisingly positive," she said.
"Griffith is not traditionally a Greens stronghold, but country people are always friendly regardless of their political beliefs."