Under the Local Government Electoral Act 2011, certain electors can make an electronically assisted vote at a local government election. The intent of allowing electronically assisted voting for local government elections is to make voting more accessible and convenient for all electors and to ensure electors have an equal opportunity to vote and are not disadvantaged because of personal circumstance, disability or language.
In order to be eligible for electronically assisted voting, a person must be an elector who:
- cannot vote without assistance because of impairment or an insufficient level of literacy
- cannot vote at a polling booth because of impairment
- who is a 'special postal voter'
- who is a 'distance voter'
- who is not a member of a class of electors prescribed under a regulation.
For more information on electronically assisted voting at a local government election please see the Electoral Commission of Queensland website at www.ecq.qld.gov.au.