There is a general election on 12th December.
Lots of people are sharing great information to help people get ready to vote and decide how they vote.
We will keep updating this page as we get new information. We are not checking or supporting any of the information – you need to do that yourself.
Please do send us anything you know of or have done and want to share with others.
Easy Read Manifestos
The manifesto is the plan each political party has for what it would do if it were the government. It says the main priorities and what that party thinks is important.
We will share the easy read versions as the parties publish them.
The NWTDT/Pathways team have done a policy briefing on what the main parties manifestos say about health, social care and education.
United Response are doing easy read versions of all the manifestos. You can read those here
My Life My Choice have published an easy read guide to voting. Please click here to access it.
Your Free Voting Passport
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.
It’s important to remember that everybody with a learning disability has the right to vote and so long as they can communicate who they wish to vote for, somebody can complete the ballot paper on their behalf. One of our members, Dimensions, have created a Voting Passport which is useful if you decide to vote in person.
Easy Read Blog On Voting And How To Register To Vote From My Life My Choice Self-Advocacy Group
My Life My Choice want everyone to vote in the election on 12th December. Below is their guide on how to register to vote in this election.
Bradford Talking Media Have Made A Film That Explain How To Get Ready To Vote For The Election On 12th December
General Election 2019: A Really Simple Guide
The BBC has published an article in relation to the upcoming elections on 12th December.
It details what an election is for, what people feel are the most important issues facing Britain today, how voting works, why we are having an election now, and who can stand for Parliament.
Easy Read Guide To Register To Vote
Here is a step-by-step easy read guide to registering to vote for people with a learning disability.
Voting Resources From Mencap
Here is information on voting and how to register from Mencap.
How To Vote By MiXiT TV
Here is a step-by-step video showing you how to vote in the upcoming elections.
Citizen Network is making a list of all the resources, blogs or films people share to help voting or on rights or why people want to vote.
Every Vote Counts!
Every Vote Counts have worked with people with a learning disability and people who support them to develop easy information about politics, how politics affects people, and how to get involved and have a say in how the country is run.
Voting Contacts And Help
If you have any questions about voting, you can visit this website:
This information isn’t in Plain English because it’s technical. We think this information will be most interesting to our organisational members.
Supporting Someone To Vote
Dimensions have prepared advice and guidance on supporting someone to vote.
With the right support, everybody with a learning disability can vote – so long as they can communicate who they want to vote for so someone complete the ballot paper on their behalf.
Free Accessible Politics And Voting Workshops
The UK Parliamentary Outreach Service runs free workshops about politics and voting, made accessible for people with learning disabilities and autism.
You can organise a workshop to be held in your local area, and encourage people to go along and learn more.
The workshops are inclusive, with accessible and Easy Read information. There are activities to get involved in and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
Visit the UK Parlimentary Outreach website to find out more about hosting your accessible workshop.