Organization : Western Australian Electoral Commission
Facility : Frequently Asked Questions on iVote
Country : Australia
Website : https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote
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FAQ on iVote :
I. what is iVote :
iVote is the Commission’s online and telephone voting system which was available for the 2017 State general election. iVote is a registered trademark of the NSW Electoral Commission. The registration symbol will not be used throughout the rest of this website.
Related : Removal from the Electoral Roll Australia : www.electionin.org/2253.html
1. What is the iVote system?
The iVote system is a form of voting using a telephone or the internet at a location of your choice. iVote is compatible with a number of screen reader software.
2. Who can use the iVote system?
iVote is available to people enrolled to vote in WA who cannot vote without assistance because they :
** have insufficient literacy skills
** are blind or sight impaired
** are otherwise incapacitated.
3. How do I register for iVote?
The following information illustrates the registration process :
** You must be on the electoral roll
** You will need to make a declaration that you are eligible to use iVote
** You will need to provide a 6 digit personal identification number (PIN)
** You may need to also provide a secondary form of identification i.e. Medicare or Passport number
** Your iVote number will be sent to you via your nominated method, either SMS, email, letter or phone.
II. How to use iVote :
1. Register for iVote
** Make a declaration that you are eligible to use iVote.
** When registering you may need to also provide a secondary form of identification i.e. Medicare or Passport number.
** Provide a 6 digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
** You will receive (by SMS preferred) a unique 8 digit iVote number.
2. Vote with iVote
** Enter your 6 digit PIN and unique 8 digit iVote number to access voting.
** Instructions for voting are displayed or read out to you.
** Ballot papers are shown on screen or read out to you.
** Select the candidates you wish to vote for.
** Check and confirm your choices.
** Submit your vote when complete.
** A unique 12 digit receipt number will be issued once you have voted.
3. Verify (Optional)
** Verification of iVote is no longer available
III. Voting Instructions :
To Vote :
** To access the voting system enter your 8 digit iVote number and 6 digit PIN.
** Tick the box to declare you have not previously voted at this election.
** Number the first candidate of your choice by double clicking (Desktop) or tapping (tablet) on that candidate’s square.
** Alternatively, you can press the N key when you are in the edit box for that candidate.
The Legislative Assembly ballot on iVote by Web :
The ballot is structured as follows :
** At the top of the page there are some short instructions and a link to further Help.
** Next is the ballot title with the name of your voting district.
** This is followed by a set of instructions specific to voting in the Legislative Assembly ballot.
** The candidates are then listed. Each candidate is formatted Surname and then First name with their political affiliation (if any). There is a square to the left of the candidate’s details and this is where you indicate your preference vote.
The Legislative Council ballot on iVote by Web :
The ballot page is structured as follows :
** There are some short instructions and a link to further Help.
** This is followed by two links, the first takes you to the start of the Above the Line ticket vote section of the ballot and the second takes you to the start of the Below the Line candidate preference section of the ballot.
** The ballot is made up of two parts: Above the Line and Below the Line. You may vote either Above the Line OR Below the Line.
** Above the line the parties, groups or candidates are listed horizontally.
** Below the line the candidates for each party or group are listed vertically. At the top of each candidate list there is a link which will move you directly to the next column. At the bottom of each group of candidates there is a link that will return you to the top of the column you are currently on.
** Each candidate is displayed in up to three lines: Surname on the first line, then First names, then political affiliation (if any). There is a square to the left of the candidate details and this is where you enter your preference vote. You can vote either Above the Line or Below the Line.
Voting above the line :
** Indicate your most preferred party, group, or individual of your choice by double clicking on that relevant square.
** Alternatively, you can press the N key when you are in the edit box for that party, group or individual.
Voting below the line :
** If you vote Below the Line you must number all squares for all candidates in the order of your choice.
** You must assign consecutive numbers to all squares for your vote to be counted.