How to vote

Access and assistance at polling stations

All polling stations have the following arrangements in place:

  • step free access (ramps are provided where required)
  • seating
  • polling booths with a lower shelf for wheelchair users
  • an example ballot paper available in large print format
  • tactile voting devices available from polling staff to help people with visual impairments locate the voting areas on the ballot paper
  • pencils with rubber grips available from polling staff

Find your nearest polling station

You can find your nearest polling station (via electoral commission).

Disabled parking

If you want to know if your polling station has disabled parking, call the Elections Team on 01296 798 141.

Voting for the first time

If this is your first time voting or you are unsure what to do when you arrive at your polling station, speak to one of the polling station staff who will be able to help.

Assistance with voting

You can bring a companion to the polling station with you as long as they're over the age of 18.

Polling station staff or your companion can help you in a number of ways such as reading out the candidates’ names and their descriptions printed on the ballot paper.

They must not tell you how you vote, as that is your decision only.

Alternatives to voting in person

If you would prefer not to vote in person, you can:

Contact us

If you have any questions or require any additional support to vote, contact the Elections Team on [email protected] or 01296 798 141.