Melbourne woman Shea MacDonough is 36 years old and excited to be voting in her first federal election.
Ms MacDonough, who lives with Down syndrome, was taken off the electoral roll by her parents in 2012.
They were concerned she didn’t understand the voting process and were worried they could influence her vote.
But no one realised how hard it would be for Ms MacDonough to get back on the electoral roll when she wanted to.
It was during Australia’s same sex marriage referendum in 2017, that Ms MacDonough decided she wanted to have her say.
“My cousin and her partner, they’re both gay, and I wanted to be on the same sex marriage vote so I could vote for that,” she said.