Eligibility for telephone voting formally expanded

Updated: 20 May 2022

The eligibility for telephone voting has now formally changed following our recommendation early this morning. People who have tested positive to COVID-19 after 6pm on Friday 13 May are now eligible. To register for the service go to the AEC website.

Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said every single Australian who has tested positive to COVID-19 either has been, or will be, able to access their vote.

“With many jurisdictions internationally not offering voting services for COVID+ voters during the pandemic, we’re proud to be delivering the combination of safe and secure voting services for all voters,” Mr Rogers said.

“We heard from community members who did not apply for a postal vote before the deadline, we acted to extend the phone voting service and all COVID+ voters can vote in the election.”

If you have an enquiry, call the AEC on 13 23 26 (note this is not the phone voting number).