Council elections accessible resources

The Electoral Commission SA (ECSA) works closely with a range of community sector partners to ensure all South Australians have the information they need to understand and vote in council elections. This page contains:

Information for vision impaired electors

ECSA has partnered with the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) to ensure that electors with vision impairment are empowered and supported to vote. 

To this end the following arrangements have been made with the RSB:

  • A  large print letter (PDF 408 kB) has been written and approved by the RSB. It will be sent to all vision impaired electors who are registered to receive correspondence via the RSB.

  • The large print letter will also be converted to Braille for registered Braille users.

  • An audio CD of the large print letter will been sent via the RSB to their registered members.

  • ECSA has made an mp3 audio version of the letter. This audio file can also be downloaded and shared.

Information for hearing impaired electors

ECSA has consulted with Deaf Can:Do to produce an Auslan video with information on voting for the Council Elections The video also includes a voiceover and English captions.

Contact options for hearing or speech impaired

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, please contact us through the National Relay Service

  • nationalrelayTTY users phone 133 677 then ask for the Electoral Commission SA on 1300 655 232.

  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask them to call 1300 655 232.

  • Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service and then ask for the Electoral Commission SA on 1300 655 232.

Need an Interpreter?

interpreterIf you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service on
131 450 and ask them to call the Electoral Commission SA on 1300 655 232.

Our business hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm (CST) Monday to Friday.

Information in languages other than English

Knowing how and where to vote is almost as important as knowing your rights.

We have information in 21 languages on the practical steps on how to vote in the 2018 Council Elections.

Information in Easy English

This Council Elections Easy Read Booklet (2.21 MB) will help you learn more about council elections, why they are important and how to vote.

The booklet is illustrated and written in Easy English. It is suitable for electors who have low literacy or who are learning English.

Book an information session

The Electoral Commission SA acknowledges the important role service providers and carers play in enabling community members to participate in elections, and we are keen to reach out to communities experiencing barriers to participation to educate them about the election. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • people with disabilities (especially people with intellectual disabilities)

  • people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds

  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • young people from all communities.

 
We can visit your organisation to:

  • speak with staff, carers and clients about the importance of voting and how to make sure your vote counts

  • assist with electoral enrolment for people with disability

  • provide an overview of accessible services available during an election.

To arrange a visit from one of our staff, please contact Dave Williams at David.Williams6@sa.gov.au


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