People with disabilities: voting in elections
Voting in local and general elections should be accessible to you whether you choose to vote at a polling station or in another way, for example, by post.
The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (EONI) can tell you about:
- physical access at polling stations - disabled parking spaces and entrance ramps
- low-level polling booths
- equipment for voters with a visual impairment
Local disability groups may also be able to give advice and help.
If you need help on polling day, you can apply to the presiding officer when you arrive to vote, asking them to mark your ballot paper for you. Or, they will allow you to vote with a companion's help.
Postal voting and voting by proxy
Find out more about voting by post or proxy on the Election Office for Northern Ireland website:
Power of attorney and voting
A power of attorney does not extend to the electoral process. An attorney has no powers to vote on behalf of another person, unless they have been appointed proxy on a form signed by the person.