Help for voters with a disability

Wheelchair users

The majority of our polling stations now have permanent disabled access.

If you have to use a station with steps, a special temporary ramp will be supplied.

All polling stations have low-level polling booths.

The ballot box will be on a chair, instead of a table, to make it easier to insert ballot papers.

If you have a disability and require assistance to cast your vote you can take a companion with you to the polling station or you can ask the presiding officer at the polling station for help. If you are assisted by a companion they must be a registered elector or be your spouse, civil partner, parent, brother, sister or child and be aged 18 years of age and over. Your companion will be asked to complete and sign a declaration form which will be issued by the presiding officer. Your companion may only assist one more elector at an election if they have already assisted you.  

Alternatively you could apply for a postal vote to allow you to vote from home.