Voting arrangements for Drysdale Grove Residents for the upcoming Federal election
November 10, 2022
Mobile Voting for the State Election 2022:
Drysdale Grove Aged Care Facility has been identified for mobile early voting services for the State Election 2022. Mobile voting will be available on Monday November 14 from 9.30am-12pm.
The class of electors who may vote are Patients and/or Residents and Carers.
Please find a link to a leaflet below which provides information about what to expect when the mobile voting team visits, and what you need to do to prepare for their visit.
Alternative Voting Options:
Residents have the following four options:
- For your residents who meet the eligibility criteria, they can register now to become a General Postal Voter. This means they will receive a postal vote once ballot papers become available for the next federal election and all elections moving forward (applications close 23 November 2022)
- Residents can apply for a once-off postal vote (applications close 23 November 2022)
- Residents can visit a pre-poll voting centre.
- Residents can visit a polling place on election day (Saturday 26 November 2022)
Can you help a resident to vote?
You are not expected to assist residents in exercising their right to vote. A voter may choose an assistant (such as a friend or family member) to help complete the ballot papers and envelope according to the voter’s instruction, but the voter must sign the envelope or make a mark as a signature.
Voters are encouraged to use our online services wherever possible. Please see the links below:
Check my enrolment details
General Postal Voter application
Postal Vote Application (online form)
If you have residents who are unable to access online services, paper forms can be downloaded from the following links:
General Postal Voter application form (link to paper form)
Postal Vote Application (link to paper form)
Removal from the electoral roll
There are very limited circumstances in which a person’s name may be removed from the electoral roll. If a person has dementia and they are no longer capable of understanding the nature and significance of enrolment and voting, an Objection claim that an elector should not be enrolled form can be completed. The medical certificate on the form must be completed and signed by a registered medical practitioner.
As per standard practice, political candidates will be provided with a list of establishments that were visited by the AEC mobile polling team at the last Federal Election. Candidates and political parties may also send how to vote material to your establishment, which you can make available to residents if requested.
If you require further support or assistance, please contact the Postal Support team at VICsupportcell@aec.gov.au
For all general enquiries, residents and staff can contact the AEC Election Contact Centre on 13 23 26.
Renovation update for rooms 324-338:
Carpet in the hallway in east wing is being removed and replaced with new flooring on Thursday and Friday this week (10th and 11th November). This is proposed to occur after residents’ morning routines as to minimise disruption. Residents have been consulted and during this time have been recommended to spend time in the main living areas of the home.
It is anticipated that this will be completed by 4:30 to 5pm.
Drysdale Grove Aged Care