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Accessibility at elections

Easy read guides to voting in the May local elections

We have worked with Mencap and Mencap NI to produce easy read guides for voters with a learning disability.

The easy read guides provide information about:

  • the local elections on Thursday 2 May
  • how to register to vote
  • how to cast a vote with confidence at a polling station
  • how to apply for a postal and proxy vote

Download the easy read guide for voters in England (PDF)

Download the easy read guide for voters in Northern Ireland (PDF)

Accessible voting for all

Harry and Charlotte who work for Mencap and have a learning disability, have shared their own experiences of voting in a polling station.

To help make voting easier for people with learning disabilities, they suggest:

  • polling stations have posters with pictures on how to vote
  • polling station staff could wear badges to show that they are there to help people with learning disability vote

Harry from Mencap

Charlotte from Harrow Mencap