Voting at polling stations with disabled access

 

 
METHODS OF DISABLED ACCESS VOTING – GENERAL EXPLANATIONS


Disabled voters may vote in the following ways:
 

1. AT POLLING STATION

Polling stations must be made accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

2. WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ANOTHER PERSON


Each voter has the right to be accompanied by a person to assist them in filling in or submitting the ballot paper, if their physical impairment prevents them from doing so on their own.
 

3. VOTING OUTSIDE THE BUILDING ASSIGNED AS A POLLING STATION

If a polling station is not accessible to the disabled, voters with disability may also cast votes by means of the election committee facilitating voting in front of the building assigned as the polling station, with two members of the election committee providing the voter with a ballot paper and envelope, into which the completed ballot paper is placed, in front of the building assigned as the polling station. When the voter casts a vote, next to the name and surname of the voter that cast the vote, a note is made in the electoral register that such a method was used and the ballot paper is placed in the ballot box.

 

4. USING AIDS FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

At polling stations the election committees have aids for voting intended for the blind and visually impaired (stencils), facilitating the casting of votes by such persons.