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Have your say at the 2018 Election

South Australian Electoral Commissioner Mick Sherry is calling on all blind and vision impaired electors to make sure they are properly enrolled and have their say on the future of South Australia at the upcoming State Election.

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“The Electoral Commission is committed to supporting all eligible South Australians to participate in the election, and we have been focused on a consultation-based approach to design our voting services.”


“We’ve received valuable feedback from meetings with the Royal Society of the Blind, Guide Dogs SA/NT and Blind Citizens Australia regarding how to tailor our services for the blind and vision impaired.  This feedback has helped us shape our planning for the election next year, and blind and vision impaired electors will have more opportunities than ever before to participate.”

“I’m also very pleased that we will be trailing a new electronically assisted voting system called Vote Assist at a series of RSB locations.”

“When you vote at the election, you are having a say in what happens with your local community and the whole of South Australia. But don’t forget that in order to vote you have to be enrolled by 23 February 2018.”

“The quickest way to enrol for the first time or update your details is through our website at You can also pick up a paper enrolment form from any Australia Post office, if there is one in your community, or ring on 1300 655 232 and we’ll send one out to you.”

Voting and enrolling is compulsory for all Australian citizens who are 18 or older.

“I also encourage electors to visit our website from mid-January 2018 to access the range of information and publications about voting, including print alternative materials,” Mr Sherry said.


Key dates for the 2018 State Election include:

  • 23 February 2018 – deadline for enrolling or updating your details on the electoral roll
  • 26 February 2018 – deadline for nominating as a candidate
  • Specific dates between 7 – 16 March –mobile polling available at over 40 locations across South Australia
  • 17 March 2018 – Polling Day