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Australia trials eVoting at the next federal election

18 July, 2007
By Allison Orr

In the first trial for Australia of electronically assisted voting, The Special Minister of State, Gary Nairn, has announced that vision impaired and blind voters will be able to cast their votes via eVoting machines at the 2007 federal election.  The eVoting machines will be at 29 locations across Australia and will be accessible two weeks prior to, and on election day. 

The Australian Electoral Commission will provide a demonstration on how to use the eVoting machines at each location for the vision impaired community and local support groups.  The machines will only be available to these voters, and the sighted will not have access to them for voting purposes.

For further details and a list of locations of eVoting machines, see the Special Minister of State's press release.

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