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Help for disabled voters

We aim to make all polling stations accessible to disabled voters, for example:   

  • we provide ramps where needed
  • the Presiding Officer is available to help you
  • a polling booth adapted for wheelchair users
  • a friend or relative can be with you if you need help
  • there are chairs for people who cannot stand for long periods 

Polling station staff can also provide aids to help blind or partially sighted voters: 

  • pencil grips
  • large magnifiers
  • tactile voting device 
  • large print versions of ballot paper(s)
  • coloured acetate overlay sheet for visual stress relief

Postal or proxy voting forms

Voters with a disability can have a permanent proxy vote. This is where you nominate someone to vote on your behalf at the polling station.

Visit the Electoral Commission website for guidance and application forms for:  

You can also contact Electoral Services.

Information for disabled voters

Read more about voting rights for disabled electors to find out:

  • what voting is
  • why it is so important
  • how you can vote

Mencap has created guides to help people with a learning disability understand:

  • new rules on photo ID
  • registering to vote
  • why your vote matters
  • your rights
  • how to vote in elections

GOV.UK has information for people with a learning disability and their support workers.

Voting passport

A voting passport is an A4 sheet of paper to hand to polling staff so they easily can understand the reasonable adjustments needed to enable the person to vote.

Everybody with a learning disability also has the right to vote. As long as you can communicate who you wish to vote for, somebody can complete the ballot paper for you.

For more information or to request a voting passport please contact Electoral Services.

Directions to SA13 1PJ
Electoral Services
Civic Centre Port Talbot SA13 1PJ pref
(01639) 763330 (01639) 763330 voice +441639763330