How to vote

Pages in How to vote

  1. 1. Voting by post
  2. 2. Voting by Proxy
  3. 3. Voting at a polling station
  4. 4. Voter ID
  5. 5. You are here: Accessible voting

5. Accessible voting

The voting process should be accessible to all voters. We offer a range of support for voters with disabilities to enable them to vote independently or with assistance.

At the polling station

Accessibility support at our polling stations includes:

  • polling stations are wheelchair accessible and ramps are provided where needed
  • adapted level polling booth for wheelchair users
  • large print versions of ballot papers to view
  • tactile voting device, to enable blind voters to mark their ballot papers independently
  • a limited number of hearing induction loops are available on request
  • pencil grips
  • additional lighting for polling booths
  • polling station staff are given accessibility training
  • friendly and helpful polling station staff who will make reasonable adjustments where possible

Further information about accessibility arrangements in polling stations is provided in the Voting at a polling station section.

Other ways of voting

If you don't want to go to the polling station to vote, you can vote by post or proxy. Voters with a disability can have a permanent proxy vote.

United Response

United Response have specific information on the voting process.

Find out about the voting process on the United Response website.

Speaking Up

Speaking Up support and encourage people with learning disabilities to:

  • understand the voting process
  • become active citizens
  • register to vote

Visit the Speaking Up website to find out how they help people with learning disabilities.

My Vote My Voice 

My Vote My Voice is a campaign to support voting for people with learning disabilities and autistic people.  

Visit the My Vote My Voice website to view their quick guide to voting.

Resources in accessible formats

Please visit the Electoral Commission website to view and download accessible voting information. These are available in the following formats: audio, Braille and YouTube videos.