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Information for carers and people with a disability

Information for carers and people with a disability

Everyone should have their say on polling day; having a disability should not be a barrier to participating in the elections for the Mayor of London and London Assembly.

Legal duties under the Equality Act require that all disabled people, including those with sensory impairments and mobility impairments, are not offered a lower standard of service than other voters. Reasonable adjustments will be must be made so that disabled people are not disadvantaged in any way.

The Returning Officer will make arrangements to ensure that disabled voters have, as far as possible, the same access to the electoral process as anyone else.

Physical or learning disability 

If you have a physical or learning disability, you might choose to vote by post. Another option is to request a proxy vote – this is when you choose someone you trust to vote on your behalf. 

Read more about the different ways to vote

Apply for a proxy vote

Help is also available at polling stations if you want to vote in person. You can also take someone with you to the polling station to assist you - although you must fill out the ballot papers yourself with your own choices.

Visual impairments

A blind or partially sighted elector can vote without assistance using the tactile voting template which is provided to all polling stations. Polling station staff can explain how to use it.

There will also be large print copies of the ballot papers at every polling station.

Blind or partially sighted voters may request assistance from the Presiding Officer or qualified companions.

 

For further information, please contact us.