Languages other than English

The VEC provides voting instructions translated into 19 languages and in plain English formats.

At State elections every voting screen has instructions explaining how to vote in 19 languages plus English.

Some voting centres also have staff who speak a second language. These staff wear an interpreter sticker with the name of the language they speak.

We also provide a telephone interpreter service and advertise in major ethnic media during the State election period.

For local council elections, each council determines the level of service and information provided in languages other than English. This can include multi-language voting leaflets, ethnic media advertising and multi-lingual telephone interpreter lines.

General information on elections, enrolling and voting is also available to download in 20 languages plus English on our language page.

A Guide to Voting in Victorian Elections

AUSLAN/PLAIN ENGLISH/CAPTIONS

The VEC has produced a Guide to Voting in Victorian Elections video (external link). This video includes Auslan, a voiceover using plain English and captions.

The Guide informs viewers about the levels of government and about State and local council elections in particular.

It also explains how to enrol, vote and stand as a candidate in an election.

To request a free copy of the DVD Guide to Voting in Victorian Elections email: education@vec.vic.gov.au.