Registration for the AEC’s telephone voting service for COVID+ Australians closes at 4pm local time across Australia.
The online registration system cannot geoblock based on time zones and so must cease at 4pm eastern time to meet the requirements of the law, and uphold the integrity of the service.
While registration will close at 4pm local time, registered telephone voters can cast their vote up until 6pm local time – in line with polling hours for in-person voting centres. If someone is on the line at 6pm local time they will be able to vote.
For further information or to register go to the AEC’s website.