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Accessibility at elections

European Parliamentary elections

Easy read guide to voting

We have worked with Mencap to produce an easy read guide for voters with a learning disability.

Download the easy read guide now (PDF).

Accessible voting for all

Harry and Charlotte who work for Mencap and have a learning disability, have shared their own experiences of voting in a polling station.

To help make voting easier for people with learning disabilities, they suggest:

  • polling stations have posters with pictures on how to vote
  • polling station staff could wear badges to show that they are there to help people with learning disability vote

Harry from Mencap

Charlotte from Harrow Mencap

Need assistance at the polling station?

If you need any advice, just ask the staff at the polling station – they will be happy to help you. If you are disabled, you can ask for help and the Presiding Officer can mark the ballot paper for you. You can also ask someone else to help you (e.g. a support worker, as long as they are either a relative or an eligible elector and have not already helped more than one other person vote).If you have a visual impairment, you can ask to see a large print ballot paper or you can ask for a special voting device that allows you to vote on your own in secret.