Voting in the 2018 South Australian State Election

Written on the 7 March 2018

6 tips to help you have your say:

1. Polling booths will be open from 8am to 6pm. The busiest period is usually from mid-morning through to lunchtime, so try and vote first thing in the morning or after lunch if you can.

2. Be aware that your district may have changed since the last state election. You can use an interactive map found at https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/map to check your district and locate your nearest polling booths.

3. You can vote at any polling booth in South Australia. If you are outside your district, let the polling officials know and they will help you do a declaration vote.

4. Don't forget to bring your EasyVote Card or App with you to the booth. You can still vote without it, but it will make voting faster.

5. If you can't vote on Saturday 17 March, don't stress. There are other ways you can vote, including voting early, voting by post, in a nursing home, in remote areas, interstate, and even overseas.

6. If you need assistance or make a mistake on your ballot paper just let one of the polling officials know. They are there to help you. You can also bring a friend to help you if you wish.

EasyVote Card     

The EasyVote Card is now being posted to all South Australians. If you bring the EasyVote Card with you to the polling booth, the polling official will use the unique information to quickly find you on the electoral roll and mark off your name.

Remember to bring your EasyVote Card when you vote. The card will make voting faster.

Voting on polling day - Assistance and accessibility

Did you know that you can bring a friend to help you complete your ballot papers?

If you are voting by postal ballot and have difficulty filling out the ballot, you can ask a friend or relative to help you fill it in.

If you have a disability or a medical condition that makes it hard for you to enter a polling booth, please talk to one of the people outside the polling booth and ask them to let the polling officials know.

The manager of a polling place can help you vote outside of the polling booth, including in your car.

Do you have long-term mobility issues?

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible to be a registered declaration voter where you will automatically be sent a postal vote at each State Election. If you are ill, infirmed, caring for others or physically disabled you should consider registering online at https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/voting/voting-at-the-state-election/postal-voting. You must register by 5pm 15 March 2018 if you want to vote in the State Election.

Can't sign your name?

Did you know that if you are unable to sign your name due to a physical disability you may get someone else to complete your enrolment form and sign it on your behalf.

You will need a registered medical practitioner to complete and sign a medical certificate.

Removal from the electoral roll

If you are caring for someone who is incapable of understanding the nature and significance of enrolment and voting you can complete a form by following this link http://www.aec.gov.au/FAQs/Electoral_Roll.htm#dementia to have their name removed from the electoral roll.


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