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Accessibility at polling stations

We're doing everything we can to make our polling stations accessible. Here's some information about our polling stations and how we're making sure people with a disability can vote with ease and in comfort.

Taking someone with you

Anyone who has a disability can now take someone with them into the polling station to help them to vote. The person helping you must be aged 18 or over.

Additional equipment in polling stations ‚Äč

We'll have the following equipment at our polling stations to make voting easier:

  • Ramps for easier access
  • Brighter lighting
  • Coloured overlays to help people with dyslexia to read the ballot paper
  • Pencil grips
  • Tactile voting devices for people with a visual impairment
  • Large copies of the ballot paper
  • Large magnifiers
  • Wheelchair access booths
  • Audio recordings of the ballot paper
  • Chairs for people who cannot stand for long periods
  • Information about what will happen at the polling stations, including information using British Sign Language.
  • And other equipment where possible to improve accessibility.

Voting if you have a learning disability or autism

We have created a polling station passport document to help people with learning disabilities and autism to vote. It includes advice about voting and how to ask for help at the polling station.

Download and print My Voting Passport.