Help for voters with a disability

Script for election video clips

Sketch one – Voting at an election

Props: Ballot box, booth, ballot paper

  • A white Poll Card will be sent before the election. “Poll” means vote.
  • The Poll card tells you when the election is and where the polling place is.
  • A Polling place is where you vote. It can be a school, a hall or community centre
  • Take your Poll card to the polling place.
  • You will get a ballot paper and shown to a booth
  • Follow the instructions and make your choice
  • There may be two elections on the same day. You will get two ballot papers.
  • There will be different instructions for each ballot paper.
  • The staff will help you but only you can make your choice.

Sketch two – Applying for a Postal Vote

Props: Application form

  • You can get a postal vote. This means you do not have to go to the polling place.
  • You will fill in a form to register.
  • You must register 11 working days before an election.
  • You can download it by clicking the link onto
  • You will also get a form from the Electoral Registration Office
  • You can e-mail them on
  • Ballot papers will be sent to your home address.
  • You make your choice at home and post the ballot papers back.