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WAEC Accessible Voting Options

2 March 2021

Voting for the State general elections has commenced.

Did You Know? There are lots of ways to make your vote count this year. Find out how to make voting work for you with the different ways you can submit your vote or visit an Accessible Voting Centre, which will have Assistive Technology (devices and equipment) to make the process easier. 
 
The WA Electoral Commission is providing a range of services to ensure ALL eligible electors have a means to vote at this State general election including several different accessible options.

Electors who have reading difficulties, are blind or have low vision can vote over the phone using Telephone Assisted Voting (TAV).  Telephone Assisted Voting is a two-stage process ensuring your vote remains secret. To vote via TAV call 13 68 00 (or +61 8 9214 7290 if overseas).

Vote Assist, which is available at two selected voting centres, will allow electors to vote using a special keypad that prints out the completed ballot prior to lodgement (for the Centres location visit the WA Electoral Commission's website).

If you find it difficult to attend a voting centre, you can apply on-line or call the WA Electoral Commission: 13 63 06 to lodge a postal vote. 

Early voting centres and polling places with the best wheelchair access will be depicted on the Commission’s website: www.elections.wa.gov.au and in other advertising with this symbol  ;This indicates access to the centre and the voting room is suitable for a wheelchair. 

25 Accessibility Centres, depicted on the Commission’s website with the following symbol  A symbol will provide electors with the following voting aids:


  • Reader Pens
  • Hearing loop or hearing amplifier
  • Desk top video magnifier
Click here to access the list of Accessibility Centres: WA Accessibility Centres (includes regional centres)

All voting centres will have magnifying sheets and desk top voting screens available to electors.

The State election voting period commenced February 24 and runs till election day on Saturday 13 March, and all voting options are available to electors during this time.

COVID Safe measure will be in place at all voting centres. Venues will display various COVID-19 physical distancing and hygiene signage and a COVID Marshall will be present.

Contact Details 

Further information: www.elections.wa.gov.au 
General elector telephone enquiries: 13 63 06 
General elector email enquiries: waec@waec.wa.gov.au 
Telephone Assisted Voting Call Centre: 13 68 00 
National Relay Service: Speak and Listen number 1300 555 727 
SMS Relay number 0423 677 767 
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS): 13 14 50, then ask for (08) 9214 0400

Find out more about how we can assist with your other AT needs, Contact Us

 

Silhouette of hand placing a vote into a box