Queensland’s government announced to Parliament that it would be introducing a series of electoral reforms with the aim of improving its voting system and offering higher integrity and auditability.
One of the innovations will enable visually impaired voters to cast their ballots using an electronically assisted voting system. Voters with physical disabilities will be able to vote in special voting booths.
Justice Minister Jarrod Bleijie stated that if the system is successful, it could be expanded throughout the country. “These reforms will ensure Queensland has an electoral system that meets high standards of integrity and accountability and promotes participation in our democracy through political representation and voting,” he said.