Electors who do not speak English well may require extra assistance to engage in the electoral process.
The Commission uses the Commonwealth Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS). Electors are encouraged to call the free number 13 14 50 and ask the interpreter to call the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.
How to vote at a State election
These factsheets provide information on how to vote in a State election in 25 languages.
|Bosnian - Bosanski||Macedonian|
|Burmese||Malay - Malaysian|
|Chinese – Simplified||Polish|
|Chinese – Traditional||Persian|
|French - Francois||Somali|
The multilingual guide (PDF 2.4 MB) provides information in 25 selected languages on how to complete both Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council ballot papers.
The guide will also be available in every polling place.
Polling place staff interpreter service
Polling staff will wear stickers identifying the languages other than English that they are able to speak. They will then be able to provide assistance to electors in that language.