Election and Voting Resources

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.

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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.

Click here for the Green Party manifesto

Click here for the Liberal Democrats manifesto

Click here for the Conservative Party manifesto

Click here for the Labour party manifesto

The NWTDT/Pathways team have done a policy briefing on what the main parties manifestos say about health, social care and education.

You can read it here

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.

 

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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.

Download your free Dimensions passport here

 

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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.

Please click here to see it

 

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Bradford Talking Media Have Made A Film That Explain How To Get Ready To Vote For The Election On 12th December


 

Please click here to see it

 

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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.

Please click here to access the article

 

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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.

Click here to access it

 

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Voting Resources From Mencap

 


Here is information on voting and how to register from Mencap.

Please follow this link

 

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How To Vote By MiXiT TV

 


Here is a step-by-step video showing you how to vote in the upcoming elections.

Click here to view it

 

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Everyone Vote

 


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.

Find out more here

 

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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.

Click here for further information and to access their website

 

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Voting Contacts And Help

 


If you have any questions about voting, you can visit this website:

The Electoral Commission

 

Technical Information

This information isn’t in Plain English because it’s technical. We think this information will be most interesting to our organisational members.

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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.

Click here to access the article

 

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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.