Voting if you have a disability
We offer a range of support to disabled voters, including those with a learning disability.
Most of our polling stations are already wheelchair accessible. Where they are not, we provide ramps. We provide polling booths that are adapted for wheelchair users. We have large print versions of ballot papers available, along with aids to enable visually impaired voters to mark their ballot papers without help.
If you are a disabled voter and you need support to mark your ballot paper, you can take a friend or relative to the polling station to help you. Alternatively, the presiding officer at the polling station can help you fill in your ballot paper.
Vote by post
If you do not want to go to the polling station to vote, you can apply to vote by post. You will need to fill in a form, which you can return using one of the methods at the bottom of the page, in the 'Contact us' section.
Long term proxy vote
A proxy vote is where you ask someone to cast your vote at the polling station on your behalf. If you do not want to go to the polling station or vote by post, you can visit the Electoral Commission website, to see if you qualify for a long term proxy. To apply you will need to fill in a form, which you can return using one of the methods at the bottom of the page, in the 'Contact us' section.
Guides for voters with a learning disability
The below Makaton and GOV.UK easy read guides are available to help you understand about voting and how to register to vote:
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