Education and Disability Engagement Officer for the Victorian Electoral Commission
It is Matthew’s job to help dispel myths about voting and people with disability. He has a strong focus on increased participation and developing active citizenship for all people with disability.
Matthew was the first Human Rights Ambassador for the Department of Human Services, Disability Accommodation Services.
He has experienced first-hand the short-falls in the current care and support system for people with disabilities. He is the proud father of a son who has disability, described as severe intellectual and physical with complex health needs. Matthew influences change with passion and is a strong voice from the grass roots, who is truly analytically innovative.
Deafblind World & My vote my right
Monday 4th August, 2014: 3:30am - 5:00am
DeafBlind Victorians deliver their interactive hands-on presentation DeafBlind World that shows what it is like to be deafblind. Then Matthew Potocnik, Education and Disability Engagement Officer at Victorian Electoral Commission explains how easy it is to vote and what help is available to make sure you get your voice heard in this year’s State election.