At the 2019 federal election, voters who are blind or have low vision can cast a vote by telephone from any location by calling 1800 913 993.

Telephone voting is a simple two-step process and AEC voting assistants are available to assist you.

Step 1: Call to register

Telephone voting registration is available on weekdays between 8.30am and 5.30pm AEST from Friday 26 April 2019 until Friday 17 May 2019. It is also available from from 8am to 12 midday AEST on Saturday 18 May 2019.

You will be asked questions to check your details on the electoral roll, and will be asked to choose a PIN.

You will then receive a telephone voting registration number by your choice of an email, SMS, phone call or mail.

Step 2: Call to vote

Telephone voting is available on weekdays between 8.30am and 5.30pm AEST from Monday 29 April 2019 until Friday 17 May 2019. It will also be available from 8am to 6pm AEST on Saturday 18 May 2019

Once you have received your registration number and chosen your PIN, you will need to call 1800 913 993 to cast your vote.

When you call, you do not need to give your name as your telephone voting registration and PIN numbers will be used to mark you off the electoral roll.

An AEC voting assistant will record your vote. A second voting assistant will ensure your vote is recorded as you intended.

Your vote remains secret because the AEC voting assistant will not know your name or address.

Once your vote is complete, the voting assistant will place the ballot paper into a secure ballot box.

Updated: 23 April 2019
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