Covid-19 has changed many aspects of our lives, and now it will impact how we vote, during the upcoming Federal election.

Due to health concerns, voters who are or become hospitalised close to election dates will no longer have access to mobile ballot services within the hospital, a service which has previously been available.

Instead they will either be exempt from voting or required to look for alternative options including limited telephone voting.

With telephone voting process involving a third party, how will this impact individuals who are used to voting  independently and securely?

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Produced By: Annie Lee

Featured In Story: Dr Stewart Jackson- Senior lecturer of Government and International Relation at the University of Sydney, and Evan Ekin-Smyth- Spokesperson for Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 5 April 2022