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The Electoral Commission and the CIty of Whyalla has put together a guide to voting in this Saturday's State Election.

The Electoral Commission has contacted the City of Whyalla and passed on some vital information on this Saturday's State Election.

We've packaged it together with some additional information on polling booths and pre-polling to help Whyalla residents put their vote in.

The electoral commission has posted out an EasyVote Card 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.

 

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The EasyVote Card can also be downloaded as a free app and is available in the Google Play and iTunes stores. 

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

Are you dyslexic?

The Electoral Commission SA has added a new feature to its website https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/ to cater for any South Australian who may be dyslexic. It is estimated that 1 in 10 South Australians are dyslexic

In the top right-hand corner of the site is a button (3 swirling circles) that will make the site dyslexic friendly. You can turn this feature on or off.

ReadSpeaker The new website https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/ has been redesigned with accessibility as our top priority. In addition to being dyslexic friendly the site now also supports ReadSpeaker.

ReadSpeaker allows the text on the website to be read out loud to you. It provides you assistance if you have trouble reading text online. By having the text read out loud to you, you can understand the information on the website more easily. This makes the content more accessible and the website more pleasant to visit. As a user you don’t have to download anything.

You can select a part of the text that you want to listen to and then press the pop-up Listen button that appears next to the mouse pointer. When you click the pop-up Listen button, an audio player appears and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text you have selected.

Auslan

The Electoral Commission has produced a video at https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/  that contains information on enrolling and voting for the 2018 State Election. The video includes Auslan, a voiceover and plain English captions.

Large Print letter / Audio letter

The Electoral Commission SA has produced a large print and audio letter on its website https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/ for the vision impaired. These letters have been approved by the Royal Society of the Blind.

Voting on polling day - assistance and accessibility

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.

Easy English voting work book

The Electoral Commission SA and Orana have co-designed a new easy English publication that covers the 3 levels of government and enrolling and voting for the State Election.  It’s designed for young people, new Australians, people with low literacy, and people with intellectual disability.

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 be automatically sent by postal vote at each State Election. If you are ill, infirmed, caring for others or physically disabled you should consider registering online at https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/ 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 isincapable of understanding the nature and significance of enrolment and voting you can complete a form on the website https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/ to have their name removed from the electoral roll.

                           

 7 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 the electoral commission's interactive map at https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/ 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. Voting for the Legislative Council ballot have changed since the last state election. You can read the new instructions and have a try of our practice ballots on the Electoral Commission's website https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

If you want to learn more about any of these tips, or have any other questions about the State Election, please visit ecsa.sa.gov.au or phone the Electoral Commission on 1300 655 232.

Whyalla polling booths

Whyalla Central West                                

Address: Memorial Oval Primary School Cnr Bradford & Lockhart Sts, WHYALLA                                            
Opening Hours:
8am - 6pm Sat 17 March
Additional details:  
Wheelchair Accessibility:

Full wheelchair access

Whyalla Central East                                

Address: Whyalla Town Primary School 3-9 Walls St, WHYALLA                                            
Opening Hours:
8am - 6pm Sat 17 March
Additional details:  
Wheelchair Accessibility: Full wheelchair access

Whyalla Norrie East                                

Address: Nicolson Ave Primary School Cnr Nicolson & Norrie Ave, WHYALLA NORRIE                                            
Opening Hours:
8am - 6pm Sat 17 March
Additional details: via carpark on Norrie Ave
Wheelchair Accessibility: Full wheelchair access

Whyalla Norrie North                                

Address: Hincks Ave Primary School Cnr Hincks & Schulze Ave, WHYALLA NORRIE                                            
Opening Hours:
8am - 6pm Sat 17 March
Additional details: via Schulz Ave
Wheelchair Accessibility: Full wheelchair access

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Whyalla Pre-poll

Address:
TAFE Campus
141 Nicolson Ave, WHYALLA NORRIE
Opening Hours:
9am – 5pm (Mon-Fri, 5-16 March)
Additional details:  
Wheelchair Accessibility: Assisted wheelchair access

 

 

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