Election rules to change to ensure all Australians with COVID-19 can vote

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Election rules to change to ensure all Australians with COVID-19 can vote

Changes to voting rules will be made to ensure all Australians with COVID-19 will be allowed to vote in the federal election.

The original legislation meant anyone who tested positive before Tuesday but did not apply for a postal ballot could not vote on the phone.

But the Australian electoral commissioner has requested changes which have been accepted by the government.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told 6PR Radio in Perth the government had been waiting on advice from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

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