COVID-19 secure telephone voting
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Registration to vote by phone has closed.

You are still able to vote if you have registered and are waiting on the line when polls close at 6pm local time Saturday 21 May.

If you are not COVID-19 positive, please see your voting options.

Call to vote

Telephone voting is available until 6pm local time Saturday 21 May 2022.

To prepare for telephone voting:

  1. View the representation of your ballot papers
  2. Consider how you want to mark your voting preferences
  3. Have the page open on your device when you call

Call 1800 413 960 to cast your vote once you are prepared and have received your telephone voting registration number. We recommend calling as soon as you are ready as there could be lengthy delays on Saturday.

Voters from Norfolk Island or Cocos (Keeling) Islands should call the AEC on +61 2 6271 2600 and advise the service officer that you are from Norfolk Island or Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Ask that you be put through to the telephone voting service for COVID affected electors.

What happens when you call

To protect your privacy, you will be asked for your 8-digit registration number and 6-digit PIN rather than your personal details to mark you off the electoral roll. This means your vote remains secret because the AEC voting assistant will not know your name or address.

An AEC voting assistant will record your vote onto hard copy ballot papers. The voting assistant will then place the ballot papers into an envelope and the envelope will be placed into a secure ballot box and then included in the count.

Updated: 21 May 2022