Help for Disabled voters
We offer a range of support to Disabled voters.
All polling stations are wheelchair accessible, and we provide ramps where needed.
In addition to this:
- all polling stations have a polling booth adapted for wheelchair users
- large print versions of ballot papers are available in every polling station, along with aids to enable blind voters to mark their ballot papers without help
- if you are a Disabled voter and you need support to complete a ballot paper on your own, you can take a friend or relative to the polling station to assist you
- the presiding officer at the polling station can help you fill in your ballot paper.
If you don't want to go to the polling station to vote, you can vote by post, and voters with a disability can have a permanent proxy vote.
Postal or proxy voting forms
Guidance and application forms are available to download below or by contacting electoral services.
Information for Disabled voters
All voters have a right to vote independently and in secret. Local authorities in Great Britain now must take proactive steps to ensure that polling stations don't disadvantage Disabled people.
This resource pack should help people with a learning disability to understand voting and politics. This pack helps people with a learning disability (PWLD) and their support workers to understand what voting is, why it is so important, and how you can vote.
- Mencap's easy read guides to local elections
- Mencap's voting factsheet (pdf 386KB)
- Mencap's 'All about voting' (pdf 1.35MB)
Use your vote: David Buxton, Chief Executive of Action on Disability uses British Sign Language to encourage Disabled voters to use their vote on 3 May.
Support for Disabled voters: David Buxton, Chief Executive of Action on Disability uses British Sign Language to outline the support available for Disabled voters.