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Accessibility and voting

You may need extra help or advice with registering to vote, or voting at a polling station, if you have a disability or accessibility need. Use this page to request this support.

Registering to vote

You can register to vote using the quick and simple online system at GOV.UK. If you need extra help with any part of the process, please call Electoral Services on 01225 477333, and we can guide you through the process over the phone. 

Voting in person

Wherever possible, all polling stations are wheelchair accessible and will have a designated and signposted wheelchair entrance. In cases where this is not possible, we can make arrangements to ensure that you are able to vote at your local polling station. 

There are other measures we can provide if you need them, such as the following:

  • Adapted polling booths
  • Large print versions of ballot papers
  • Tactile voting devices (for blind or visually impaired voters)
  • Assistance from the Presiding Officer

The Elections Act 2022 will make it easier for people with disabilities to vote at elections from May 2023. New rules mean that you can choose anyone aged over 18 to accompany you in the polling station to help you vote. Find out more about the changes proposed in the Act on the Electoral Commission website. 

Please use the service below to let us know your needs, and request support. If you are able to let us know your needs in advance, it will make it easier for us to provide you with a quick and convenient service on polling day.

Make a support request

If you need additional support, we are here to help. Please contact us to explain your circumstances, and we will be in touch to ensure that we put in place the support you need. 

Request support