Telephone voting for people who are blind or have low vision

At the 2022 federal election, voters who are blind or have low vision can cast a vote using our dedicated phone service from any location.

Telephone voting for people who are blind or have low vision 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 Monday 9 May 2022 until Friday 20 May 2022. It is also available from 8am to 12 midday AEST Saturday 21 May 2022.

To register, call 1800 913 993. You will be asked questions to check your details on the electoral roll, and you will also be asked to choose a PIN.

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

Step 2: Call to vote

Telephone voting is available on weekdays between 8.30am and 5.30pm AEST from Monday 9 May 2022 until Friday 20 May 2022. It will also available from 8am to 6pm AEST Saturday 21 May 2022.

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

When you call, to protect your privacy, you will be asked for your registration and 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. A second voting assistant will ensure your vote is recorded as you intended. Once your vote is complete, the voting assistant will place the ballot paper into a secure ballot box.

Remember, you have until 12 midday AEST on Saturday 21 May 2022 to register, and until 6pm AEST Saturday 21 May 2022 to cast your vote.

For questions regarding blind or low vision voting options please call 13 23 26.

Updated: 9 May 2022