Help for Disabled voters

Guidance for voters with disabilities, including help and access at polling stations, and postal and proxy voting.

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.

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