Voters Voice breaks new ground for voters with a disability
Voters Voice is a free award-winning app designed to help people with complex communication difficulties to vote in person at Victorian elections. The app also assists people with low literacy and English language difficulties, and people who speak Auslan.
The app was first developed for the Victorian local council elections held in October 2016 and was only available on iPad. Voters Voice is being redeveloped for the 2018 State election to incorporate a voting centre finder and will be available for use on tablets and smart phones on both the iOS and Android operating systems.
The app has five main sections:
- a communication board
- Easy English information
- plain English information
- an Auslan video about enrolling and voting in Victorian elections—to watch this video you will need to have an internet connection
- a short video to help a voter understand what they need to know or do before voting, while voting and after voting at an attendance election.
The new version of the Voters Voice app will be available in iTunes and Google Play stores from 1 July 2018.