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Provisions for voters with covid

The Australian Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers, has announced that anyone with Covid-19 unable to get to a polling booth tomorrow will be able to vote via telephone.

“From 6pm last Friday evening (May13) will be able to access telephone voting,” said Mr Rogers who was talking on RN Breakfast this morning.

The commissioner urged people to visit the AEC website for details.

He urged the people who registered on Thursday, May 19 to cast their vote today and not leave until tomorrow.

“The individuals who already registered and qualified to jump on today and don’t leave it until tomorrow.

“It‘s an emergency provision…helps us out by doing it today.”

Mr Rogers said anyone who had covid before last Friday will be able to vote in person.

With one day to go until Australians go to the polls, more than 4.6 million people have already attended early voting centres, which is on track to easily eclipse the 2019 total of 4.7 million and set a new record.

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