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If you have tested positive since 6pm last Tuesday you are eligible to phone in your vote on Saturday. Photo Tree Faerie.

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

If you have recently been exposed to COVID-19, or are a close contact, please ensure you check the public health requirements in your state or territory before you visit your local polling place.

Voting in the election

The AEC say that the majority of voters will be able to cast their vote in person at an AEC voting centre. Electoral laws do not provide for online voting.

‘We encourage everyone to plan their vote carefully. If you can’t make it to a polling place on election day, you may be eligible to vote early at an early voting centre’.

Voting for COVID-19 positive people

If you test COVID-19 positive after 6pm Tuesday 17 May, and are in isolation on election day, you can register for a secure telephone vote. You must register by 4pm AEST Saturday 21 May.

Telephone voting lines will remain open until 6pm local time Saturday 21 May.


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