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You can get help to vote if you need it. Options may include voting with help from a support person or the phone dictation service.

Please contact us if you would like to talk over your options:

Freephone 0800 36 76 56

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Voting with help from a support person

If you need help to read or mark your voting papers, a friend, family member or electoral official can be your support person.

Your support person can:

  • Go behind the voting screen with you
  • Read out the words and information on your voting papers
  • Mark the voting papers for you if you ask them to

Your support person can’t tell you who you should vote for in the general election, or how you should vote in the referendums.

Voting with the phone dictation service

If you’re blind, partially blind or have a physical disability that means you can’t mark your voting papers without help, you can vote using the phone dictation service.

You need to register to use this service in the 2020 General Election and referendums, even if you’ve used it at previous elections.

Learn more about phone dictation voting

Voting when you can’t get to a voting place

If getting to a voting place is difficult or impossible, help is available.

Find out what to do if you can't get to a voting place