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Registering and voting

Access and help at the polling stations

Staff at the polling stations are there to help if you are unsure how to complete your ballot paper. Some elections use a cross (x) and others use numbers, as shown in the film below.

Disabled voters

Most polling stations will be fully accessible and staff are trained and have access to equipment to assist disabled electors to vote in secret or with the assistance of polling station staff.

Blind and visually impaired voters

A tactile voting template and large print version of ballot paper are available at all polling stations.

You can also take a companion with you (close relative or elector qualified to vote) to assist you, or ask the presiding officer at the polling station for help.

Non-English speakers

The ballot paper cannot be printed in languages other than English. However, there are guidance notes in other languages. These will be available in the polling station.

Registration and postal voting leaflets are available to order in a number of different languages from the Electoral Commission website.

Related content

  1. Register to vote
  2. Where, when and how to vote
  3. Postal and proxy voting (absent voting)
  4. Access and help at the polling stations

Election Office

Phone: 0303 123 1019
Email: Election Office