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Voting in the General Election – A Guide for the Visually Impaired

The government have announced that a General Election will take place on 4 July 2024. Since May 2023, you will need to produce a photo ID to vote in person. The following type of Photo ID will be acceptable.

  • Passport
  • Driving licence (including provisional licence)
  • Blue Badge
  • Certain concessionary travel cards

You can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate from Bradford Council if you don’t have any of these ID items. An alternative is to apply for a postal vote which is now open to anyone over 18 and on the electoral register. For more information, contact Bradford Council Electoral Services at 01274 432287.

Support Available to Help you Vote

You can also get the following help when you are at the polling station, this includes:-

  • someone to read out the candidates on the ballot paper
  • to be shown a large print ballot paper
  • to use the Tactile Voting Device
  • someone to help mark the ballot paper with your decision, either someone who has accompanied you or the polling station staff
  • to be assisted in moving around the polling station

If you would like to request additional support please email electoralservices@bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 43228 or visit https://www.bradford.gov.uk/your-council/elections-and-voting/how-to-vote-in-person/