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Accessible resources 17th January 2023

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.

The voting passport also allows voters to nominate an individual aged over 18, who they would like to support them to vote. They need to declare if this person is eligible to vote in the UK or not. If the supporter is not eligible to vote in the UK then they will need to work with the presiding officer to support the person to vote.

The back of the voting passport contains information on the law in order to debunk the myth a person can be prevented from voting on the grounds of a lack of mental capacity.

The Elections Act 2022 requires returning officers to “take all reasonable steps” to provide support for disabled voters at polling stations. This is designed to improve the range and quality of support available and speed up the process of providing additional support where needed. People voting and those supporting them have every right to ask for reasonable adjustments and they should stand firm if anyone says otherwise.

Download the voter passport