This week on Vision Australia Radio’s Talking Vision, the show looks at all things election.
Ahead of the May 21 federal election, Talking Vision has lined up a number of topics, including how to vote if you’re blind or have low vision, how to keep those votes private and you can hear from major politicians on disability issues and their hopes for the sector if elected.
Listen to the segments below:
How to vote:
You have a number of options available to cast your vote at the May 21 federal election:
1. In person
At your closest polling place on May 21, you can ask someone to help you. They can bring you the ballot papers, and help you fill out your preferences. Otherwise you can nominate a friend or relative to help.
2. Over the phone
It’s a two step process: You will need to register, then call to vote. Call 1800 913 993 and choose a pin. Then you can call between May 9 to May 21 to vote.
3. Postal vote
You will need to apply for a postal vote online. Once you receive the application in the mail, you can choose a friend or family member to help you complete the ballot papers and envelope. You as the voter must sign the envelope or make a mark as a signature. The AEC must receive your postal vote application by no later than Wednesday 18 May 2022.
AEC director of media and digital engagement Evan Ekin-Smyth on making your vote count: Listen to the interview from 11:40
Vision Australia’s manager of advocacy Chris Edwards on keeping votes accessible and private: Listen to the interview from 2:20
MPs on disability issues, NDIS and blindness and low vision topics:
- Bill Shorten, Labor shadow minister for the NDIS
- Jordon Steele-John from the Greens
- Malcolm Roberts from One Nation
Listen to a snippet from 19:05
Talking Vision is a weekly discussion of issues relating to blindness and low vision.
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