AEC's 'Secure Telephone Voting' system - register online - Biden & The Dems could only dream........
Friday, 20 May 2022
Step 1: Register online
Registration is available from 6.01pm AEST Wednesday 18 May 2022 until 4pm AEST Saturday 21 May 2022.
To register to vote by telephone as a COVID-affected person, you are required to make a declaration and provide evidence that you have tested positive for COVID-19 after 6pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022. You will need evidence of your positive COVID-19 test result, including:
- if PCR – location of the testing centre, date and time you received your positive test result, and the reference number from your health authority (if available)
- if RAT – receipt number from health authority from registration of your positive RAT, and brand and serial number of RAT (if available)
You will be prompted to confirm your details on the electoral roll, complete an eligibility questionnaire and choose a 6-digit PIN. You will then receive an 8-digit telephone voting registration number. You can choose to have this sent by SMS or email.
Step 2: Call to vote
Telephone voting is only available:
- Thursday 19 May 2022 8.30am to 5.30pm local time
- Friday 20 May 2022 8.30am to 6pm local time
- Election day Saturday 21 May 2022 8am to 6pm local time
To prepare for telephone voting:
- View the representation of your ballot papers
- Consider how you want to mark your voting preferences
- Have the page open on your device when you call
Call 1800 413 960 to cast your vote once you are prepared and have received your telephone voting registration number.
Voters from Norfolk Island or Cocos (Keeling) Islands should call the AEC on +61 2 6271 2600 and advise the service officer that you are from Norfolk Island or Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Ask that you be put through to the telephone voting service for COVID affected electors.
What happens when you call
To protect your privacy, you will be asked for your 8-digit registration number and 6-digit 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 onto hard copy ballot papers. The voting assistant will then place the ballot papers into an envelope and the envelope will be placed into a secure ballot box and then included in the count.