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Voters with disabilities

250_Ballot-boxAll voters have the right to vote independently and in secret.

Any person who is registered to vote or who has been officially appointed as a proxy voter cannot be refused a ballot paper or the opportunity to vote on the grounds of mental or physical incapacity

Accessing the polling stations

  • All of our polling stations are subject to an accessibility audit
  • All polling stations can be accessed with a wheelchair

Voting with visual difficulties

  • A tactile voting device will be available to assist voters with visual difficulties
  • A large print version of the ballot paper is available as a guide
  • Magnifying glasses are available for voters


  • You may bring a person into the polling booth to assist you with voting
  • For legal purposes we will need to record the name of the person assisting
  • A member of staff at the polling station can also assist you upon request

Proxy and postal votes

  • You can request a postal vote if you would prefer to vote from home
  • If you would like somebody else to attend the polling station and vote for you, you can request a proxy vote
  • Request a postal or proxy vote

Further guidance

The Electoral Commission and other agencies have additional guidance:

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