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Information for carers and people with a disability

There are a number of options to help those with a disability cast their vote.

You can request a postal vote or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.

Help is also available at polling stations, including large print ballot papers, Braille ballot papers, Braille tactile voting devices and assistance from the Presiding Officer (the person in charge of the polling station).

You can also ask someone to come to the polling station to support you who is either:

  • a close family member (father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, civil partner, son or daughter – if they are aged 18 years or over), or
  • a person who is entitled to vote at the election.

If you want someone to support you, the Presiding Officer will ask your supporter to sign a form saying they will be helping you to vote. A person may only support up to two voters at the same election.

You can also find RNIB advice on voting and elections for people with visual impairments.

Mencap Easy Read Guides are available too.