About 1700 people in the state electoral district of Dubbo used iVote in the 2015 NSW poll.
A further 835 people successfully applied to vote by post.
This week the NSW Electoral Commission announced that applications had opened for postal and iVote online and telephone voting for the 2019 state election on March 23.
NSW Electoral Commissioner John Schmidt has encouraged electors unable to vote in person on election day to check their eligibility to use iVote or a postal vote.
“If you are going to be out of NSW on election day or if you have a disability you can use these voting options,” he said.
Eligibility criteria for iVote and postal votes can be found at elections.nsw.gov.au.
People can iVote if they are blind or have low vision, unable to vote without assistance or have difficulty voting at a voting centre because of a disability or reading difficulties.
Silent electors, people living more than 20 kilometres from a voting centre, interstate or overseas on election day, can also apply to iVote.
A dozen reasons to apply for a postal vote are listed on the website including serious illness, “approaching maternity” and being “outside your” electoral district on the day of the election.
To apply to use iVote go to ivote.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 2 iVote (1300 24 86 83) within Australia or +61 2 9290 5287 from overseas.
Applications for iVote close at 1pm on March 23. Votes can be cast using iVote from 8am on March 11 to 6pm on March 23.
Postal vote applications can be made online at elections.nsw.gov.au or by post.
They close at 6pm on March 18. Postal vote ballot papers will be available from March 11 and must be returned by 6pm on March 27.