How do I vote if I catch COVID during election week?

17th May 2022

Emergency telephone voting has been introduced for voters forced to isolate with COVID.  It is something the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has been working on after the law was changed in February to allow people to vote over the phone.
You will need to provide proof of a positive COVID test from either a PCR test or a rapid antigen test (RAT). Tests must also be registered with your state or territory health authority. Voters will need to provide proof of the date and time of their positive PCR result, or the serial number of their RAT. 
The AEC says voters will have to go through a few steps to access telephone voting.   You will need to register on the AEC website.
Once there, you will need to provide evidence of being COVID positive and make a declaration about your eligibility. You will then be matched to the electoral roll.
Checks will also be made to confirm that you have not already voted by telephone or another method.
The AEC says the service will be available to those who are required to be in COVID isolation for three days up to and including election day. That’s Thursday May 19, Friday May 20 and Election Day, on Saturday May 21.
These days come right after the final date to register for a postal vote, which is Wednesday May 18.