Improving accessibility of elections

See what provisions are in place to improve the accessibility of elections.

The following provisions are in place at polling stations to support electors with additional access requirements.

  • All polling stations are wheelchair accessible (ramps are provided if needed).
  • All polling stations have booths 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 a disability prevents you from being able to complete a ballot paper on your own, the presiding officer is there to assist you, or you can take a friend or relative to the polling station to help you.
  • If you don't want to go to the polling station to vote you can apply for a postal or proxy vote. Voters with long-term disabilities can appoint a long term proxy to vote on their behalf.

Find out about postal voting

Find out about proxy voting

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