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Special Vote Applications CLOSE on 18 April!

Special Vote Applications CLOSE on 18 April!

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by April 10, 2019 General, News

Special Vote applications opened on 4 April and close on 18 April. So, if you or a member of your family will be unable to visit your polling station on Wednesday 8 May 2019., you may be allowed to cast a special vote.

In order to do so, you will need TO APPLY for a special vote – either on the prescribed form (not recommended), via SMS (not for home visits), or online (preferred).

There are two types of special votes:

(1) Home Visits on Monday 6 May and Tuesday 7 May

  • For people who are unable to get to a voting station. Your carers may also apply. 
  • You must to be correctly registered for the voting station serving your home visit address.
  • The IEC will not allow you to vote in your home if you are incorrectly registered.
  • Home visits are normally done in the morning.
  • Someone from the Voting Station will call on the day to arrange a time.

(2) Visit to the Voting Station on Tuesday 7 May

  • This is for voters who will be away on Wednesday 8 May (voting day),  and those who want to avoid  election day queues.
  • You must vote at the Voting Station where you are registered.
  • The Voting Station will be open from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, 7 May.
  • Please bring your ID document.
  • Only those who have applied will be allowed to vote. 

How To Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online between 4 – 18 April

• To apply via SMS between 4 – 18 April (not for home visits) – send your identity number to 32249. 

Note: The deadline to register to vote overseas has passed.

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