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Victoria State Election 27 November 2010

Early Voting Centres Open Across Victoria Today

Victoria Electoral Commission

Victor P Taffa

Electronically Assisted Voting Available To More Voters

Early Voting Centres open across the State today for people unable to vote on Election Day Saturday, 27 November 2010.

Voters can attend any of 100 early voting centres to cast an early vote. Full details of early voting centres, including wheelchair accessibility and an interactive map, can be found on the VEC website 131VEC.com.au

Early voting centres are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.00pm, Saturday, 20th November from 9.00am to 2.00pm and Thursday, 25 November from 8.30am to 8.00pm. Early voting is also available at Melbourne and Avalon Airports with extended opening hours. Early voting closes at 6.00pm on Friday, 26 November.

Electronically assisted voting (EAV) is available at early voting centres for:

  • Voters who are blind or have low vision;
  • Voters who have difficulty reading;
  • Voters who have a motor skill impairment;
  • Voters who have language or literacy difficulties.

For the first time, people who speak English as a second language will be able to cast an electronic vote in any of 12 languages (Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, English, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Macedonian, Mandarin, Serbian, Turkish and Vietnamese).

Electronically assisted voting enables voters to cast an unaided, secret vote via a telephone or a touchscreen. It is only available during the early voting period.

For more information, visit 131VEC.com.au or call 131 832.

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