Voters Voice™ is a free app, developed by the Victorian Electoral Commission. It is designed to help people participate in the 2018 Victorian State election on Saturday 24 November.
Voters Voice™ helps those who have complex communication needs low literacy, low English language ability or use Auslan.
Electronic talking board
The app has an electronic talking board for people who may not have, or who struggle with, speech. Custom voting phrases will assist them to vote in person at a voting centre.
Information about enrolling and voting is available in plain English, Easy English, audio, video and Auslan. The app also allows the user to request an enrolment form.
Voting Centre Locator
The app’s voting centre locator can provide directions to the nearest early voting centre or election day voting centre, and contains information about accessibility at each site.
Text-to-speech capability ensures that the text on all aspects of the app (except for the map) can be read out loud. Text within the communication board can be read or shown.
Please note: the app does not contain information on candidates standing in the election and cannot be used to cast a vote.
Voters Voice™ can be used on tablets and mobiles on iOS and Android systems.
Upon first use of the app the user will be prompted to add their name and address for use within the communication board. The only time this information is shared with the Victorian Electoral Commission is when an enrolment form is requested.