Huon Valley News

Impartial Assisted Voting

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) will be providing impartial assisted voting for electors in the Huon Valley.

For those unable to complete their ballot pack independently – that could include electors who are blind or have low vision, with literacy challenges or where English may not be their first language – 30-minute appointments are available at council this coming Monday.

The TEC will employ independent, professional experienced polling staff to assist the voter with the voting process in a private and separate space. COVID-safe measures will be in place, including the wearing of N95 masks by staff.

Bookings are essential and voters can call the TEC phone system (Free call 1800 801 701) or book online.

Voters using the service should bring with them their ballot pack delivered in the post. If the voter does not have their ballot pack, the staff member may assist them in applying for a supplementary ballot pack while they are at the council. Once the voting process is complete, the staff member can assist the voter to place their completed postal vote in the ballot box onsite.

If required, there is the option for voters to receive car-side assistance. This means the voter can remain in their vehicle and vote while in the car with assistance from the staff member.

Voters will be encouraged to go to the office of the council for which they vote. If this is not possible, they can go to a different council, but supplementary will not be available.

Please note that this service is being offered by the TEC and any enquiries should be directed to the TEC.