‘Unacceptable’: suspension of iVote system undermines rights of low vision Australians, expert says

Vision Australia policy adviser says stopping use of iVote in NSW without alternative is ‘significant step backwards’

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The suspension of the iVote online voting system in New South Wales will undermine the rights of blind and low vision Australians and poses an “unacceptable” and “significant” step backwards, Australia’s leading low vision not-for-profit says.

The NSW electoral commission announced last week it was suspending the iVote system until 2023 after technical glitches during local government elections last year which prevented voters from casting their ballots, throwing elections in Kempsey, Singleton and the City of Shellharbour into doubt.

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