We’ve produced a series of easy read guides to tell you everything you need to know about voting, registering to vote and supporting someone else to vote. All of the guides are available to download for free below.

Registering to vote is the first step to having your say in elections, so you need to make sure you're registered to have your say. You can register to vote here.

The 'Easy read guides to voting and registering to vote' is the main guide containing all of the resources in one download. Alternatively, you can choose to download the guides you want individually. 

2017 elections

 

2017 local elections easy read guide.

Download our easy read guide to voting in the 2017 local elections. The deadline for registering to vote is midnight on Thursday 13 April

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2017 mayoral elections easy read guide

Download our easy read guide to voting in the 2017 mayoral elections. The deadline for registering to vote is midnight on Thursday 13 April. 

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Guides to registering to vote

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What is voting?

This guide explains why voting is important. This section is for supporters and is not in easy read.

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The importance of voting

This guide explains why voting is important. This section is for supporters and not in easy read.

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Easy read guides to voting and registering to vote

This guide contains all chapters, covering everything you need to know about voting, including why you should vote and how you go about it.

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Easy read guide to registering to vote

This guide explains how to register to vote. It is important that you register to vote. You cannot vote unless you register. Elections allow you to choose who you want to run the country and your local area. 

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Voting guides - guidance for use

How to get the most out of these guides. This section is for people supporting someone to vote, and is not in easy read.

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Voting by post

This guide explains how someone completes a form that allows them to vote by post.

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Voting by proxy

This guide explains how someone completes a form that allows them to vote by proxy (this means someone votes on behalf of someone else). 

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Voting at a polling station

This guide explains how someone votes at a polling station

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Voting - frequently asked questions

This gives answers to some questions that may come up as someone goes through these guides.

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Voting - terms we use

This guide explains specific useful words, like councillor, ballot box, polling station etc. which you will come across in this pack.

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