Our the 13th of March 2021, the Western Australia State General Election is taking place and the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) has been working to make voting more accessible for all Western Australian electors.
If you're vision impaired, you can vote through:
- Vote Assist, and
- Telephone Assisted Voting
Vote Assist is a form of secret and unassisted voting which gives you an audio clip of vote instructions and all candidate and party name details using headphones. You then cast your vote with a customised keypad and the completed ballot is then printed (face down) in front of you and self-lodge the ballot.
Telephone Assisted Voting is a form of remote voting, allowing you to vote over the telephone in secret, ensuring elector anonymity.
If you'd like to learn more and find out about elibility. contact the WA Election Line on 13 63 06 or visit their website.