Each federal election AEC mobile voting teams visit facilities, such as residential care, and remote communities where people are not able to get to a polling place.
We have engaged with health authorities and mobile voting teams will not be able to visit all aged care facilities or any hospitals given the higher COVID-19 risk in these settings.
Remote voting at this election will consist of nearly 40 mobile voting teams operating across the country, with the majority in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. These mobile voting teams will visit over 350 communities nation-wide, many of these being remote Indigenous communities.
We’re continuing to engage with health authorities and local communities about the ability for our mobile teams to enter each community. If we cannot enter a remote community due to COVID-19 restrictions we are looking at alternative options and will communicate about those services ahead of the voting period.