Have your say on the accessibility of voting in polling stations

The electoral commission consultation looks at how polling stations can be improved to make voting easier for people with disabilities. Responses will be used to shape the guidance provided by the Commission to council staff who run elections, helping them to understand the barriers faced by people with disabilities and to make informed decisions about what they can do to make voting easier and more accessible for all.

The new guidance will reflect changes introduced by the Elections Act 2022, expanding the support available in polling stations and giving voters with disabilities more choice about who can accompany them. These changes will come into effect at elections from May 2023.

You can have your say here: Electoral Commission

This consultation closes onĀ 17 October.

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