New Voting System Gives Blind and Low Vision Voters More Choice

By Andrew Devenish-Meares

While the Federal Parliament hasn’t provided as expansive a solution as NSW, this year’s Federal election will let Blind and Low Vision electors vote via phone from any location. First, you must call to register before noon on September 7. The staff will locate you on the electoral roll, and you must state that you are blind or have low vision and can’t fill in a ballot yourself. You need to choose a six digit PIN and the AEC will send you via mail, email and/or SMS, an eight digit registration number.