2022 local elections: voting resources

Local elections are planned to take place on Thursday 5 May.

These elections will be a chance for you to decide who runs local services like schools, care for the elderly and disabled and libraries.

Lots of people are sharing great information to help people get ready for the vote and decide how they vote.

Here are some resources from members and partners to help you to use your vote:

To take part and vote, you need to be on the ‘electoral role’.

Register to vote here

Here is the government step-by-step easy read guide to registering to vote for people with a learning disability.

Click here to access it

MiXiT have made a video for people with learning disabilities on how to vote.

Watch the MiXiT video here

Every Vote Counts have worked with people with a learning disability and people who support them to develop easy read information about voting.

There is also information about politics, how politics affects people, and how to get involved and have a say in how the country is run.

Visit the Every Vote Counts website here

Dimensions’ #LoveYourVote campaign supports people with learning disabilities and autism understand and exercise their right to vote.

See the #LoveYourVote resources here

The Quality Advisors at Community Integrated Care have made a guide all about voting and why politics is important.

It is particularly aimed at paid supporters helping people to vote.

See the C-I-C voting guide here

Polling stations should have disabled access, and staff should help make reasonable adjustments so people with disabilities can vote.

You may have to talk to polling station staff about what support you would like.

Everybody with a learning disability has the right to vote.

Dimensions has created a Voting Passport which is useful if you decide to vote in person.

Download your free Dimensions passport here

United Response has made an easy read practice ballot paper.

This is to help people to practice filling out a ballot paper before going to vote.

See the practice ballot paper here

If you have any other easy read election resources we can share, please email us on info@LDEngland.org.uk.