Voting – Resources

By utilising these resources and initiatives, Disabled People can participate fully in the democratic process and engage in political activism to advocate for their rights.

Resources for Accessible Voting in the UK

Electoral Commission

Oversees elections and regulates political finance.

Provides guidance on voting accessibility and rights including information on registering to vote, why you should vote, and how to vote – voting by post, and voting in person.

Website: About My Vote

Disability Rights UK

Promotes equality and human rights for Disabled People.

Offers information on voting rights and accessibility.

Website: Disability Rights UK

Scope

Supports Disabled People and families.

Provides advice and resources on voting rights and accessibility.

Website: Scope

Mencap

Works with people with learning disabilities.

Offers easy-to-read guides on voting rights and accessibility.

Website: Mencap

Learning Disability England

Offers easy-read resources and information to support voting.

Website: Learning Disability England

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

Provides support for people with a visual impairment.

Offers information on accessible voting for people who are visually impaired 

Website: RNIB

Disability Politics UK

Provides information and updates on politics and disability.

Website: Disability Politics UK

Voting Counts

Provides accessible information and tools to help citizens make informed decisions and participate in the democratic process – whether you’re a first-time voter or a seasoned participant.

Website: Voting Counts

Local Electoral Registration Office

Each local authority manages voter registration and elections.

Provides information on accessibility options for voting.

Accessible Voting Methods

Includes postal voting, proxy voting, and assistance at polling stations.

Some polling stations offer tactile voting devices for visually impaired voters.

Polling Station Accessibility

Polling station staff are trained to assist voters, including those with disabilities.

Stations are equipped with features like ramps, large print ballots, and tactile voting devices.

Voters with disabilities can request assistance from a companion.

The goal is to ensure all eligible voters, regardless of disability, can participate in the democratic process in the UK.

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