Accessibility FAQs

Everyone has the same rights to register and vote regardless of any disability. Polling stations by law must be wheelchair accessible, and must provide copies of large print ballot papers and voting aids for visually impaired people.

Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions about the accessibility of voting:

  • What provision is made at elections for people with disabilities?

    Local authorities have to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and other laws to make polling stations accessible for people with disabilities.

  • What provision is there at polling stations for blind voters?

    Tactile voting templates and large print versions of ballot papers are available at all polling stations. You can take a companion with you to assist you or ask the presiding officer at the polling station for help. Or, you could request a postal vote. Contact your local electoral registration office for more information – enter your postcode on this site to find their contact details.

  • What provision is there at polling stations for non-English speakers?

    It is the law that all voting materials are in English only. However, there may be guidance notes in other languages. Contact your local electoral registration office for more information – enter your postcode on this site to find their contact details.

  • What provision is there at polling stations for wheelchairs?

    Polling stations by law must be accessible to people in wheelchairs. However, the specific facilities at each polling station can vary. Contact your local electoral registration office to find out about accessibility at your polling station. Alternatively, you could apply for a postal vote, to allow you to vote from home. Enter your postcode on this site for your local electoral registration office’s contact details.

  • Can I get help filling in my postal vote?

    Contact your local electoral registration office to find out what help is available – enter your postcode on this site to find their contact details.

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Electoral information

United Kingdom General Election 2015

The 2015 United Kingdom General Election will take place on 7 May 2015.

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Electoral Registration Officer
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