These Votes really Did Count!

Saturday saw the Australian people elect a new government, and for the first time for many citizens who are blind or vision impaired, they were able to participate thanks to the Australian  Electral Commission accessible voting strategy.


We needed 2,000 people to use the system for it to be considered a success; that figure was reached with a week to go, with the final number of votes at 2,832.


Thanks to all of you out there who made it possible, and thanks to all those who took the opportunity to use the system and take part .  It has sent a strong message that removing barriers is all it takes to improve participation.