Telephone voting for the WA Senate election for people who are Blind or vision impaired

Today, the Governor for Western Australia issued the writ for a Senate election for Western Australia for Saturday 5th April.

The Blind Low Vision telephone voting call centre will be available for eligible Western Australian electors for this event. The number to call will again be 1800 913 993.

Registration period: 8:30am to 5:30pm (WST) Monday 17th March to Friday 4th April

8:00am to 12noon (WST) Saturday 5th April

Voting Period: 8:30am to 5:30pm (WST) Tuesday 18th March to Friday 4th April

8:00am to 6:00pm (WST) Saturday 5th April

Please note that the centre will operate to Australian Western Standard Time.

The Official Guide to the by-election and Candidate List will be made available to electors in a range of accessible formats from the AEC website or sent direct to electors on request. The AEC has engaged Vision Australia to provide a range of communication services to BLV audiences enrolled across the state of Western Australia.

FYI: A total of 154 registrations and 145 votes were taken through the Blind Low Vision call centre from electors in Western Australia at the 2013 federal election.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Meredith Hawke
Project Officer
Voter Services Delivery Section Elections Branch
Australian Electoral Commission
T: (02) 6271 4611
F: (02) 6293 7613