We try our best to ensure that all members of our community are correctly registered and can exercise their full democratic rights.
Mencap and the Electoral Commission have created an Easy Read Guide to voting in the General Election on 12 December.
Electoral materials are prescribed in law. However, if you wish to receive general information about registration or elections in a different format such as Braille, large print, on audiotape, or in a community language, please contact us.
We try to make the voting process as easy as possible for everyone and are committed to ensuring all our polling stations are accessible. Electoral Services provide special facilities to help voters with disabilities:
If you don't want to go to the polling station to vote, please remember that all voters are entitled to vote by post (and proxy if they apply for each election), and voters with disabilities are also allowed to apply for a long term proxy.
United Response is a national disability charity that has produced specific information on the voting process. See www.everyvotecounts.org.uk.
Speaking Up is an organisation that supports and empowers people with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health problems to speak up for themselves. It has a website aimed at raising awareness by supporting and encouraging people with learning disabilities to have a better understanding of the voting process, to become active citizens and to register to vote. See www.promotethevote.co.uk.