We want to make sure that everyone with a disability can vote with ease and in comfort.

As a result we've been making changes to our polling stations to make them accessible for everyone. These changes are listed below.

Do you have a question or need that isn't covered by this webpage? Then send us an email at elections@coventry.gov.uk and our team will be able to help. 

Bringing a friend/carer someone with you

Anyone who has a disability can bring someone with them into the polling station to help them to vote. The person helping you must be aged 18 or over and will need to fill out a form.

Wheelchair accessibility

Our polling stations will have ramps to allow wheelchair users to access them. The stations will also have larger booths to allow the wheelchair user to vote securely.

Available equipment in polling stations

We'll have the following equipment at our polling stations to help you cast your vote:

  • A booth with brighter lighting
  • Pencil grips
  • Tactile voting devices for people with a visual impairment
  • Large copies of the ballot paper
  • Large magnifiers
  • Audio recordings of the ballot paper
  • Chairs for people who cannot stand for long periods
  • Coloured overlays to help people with dyslexia to read the ballot paper

Polling Station Passport

We have created a polling station passport document to help people with disabilities to vote. This passport enables you to provide the presiding officer with details on the support you require. 

Download and print your Polling Station Passport.

Voter ID

Remember! Anybody voting in a polling station at elections is required to show an accepted form of photographic ID. 

Find out what forms of photo ID will be accepted, on the Electoral Commission website.

Anyone who does not have one of these accepted forms of ID can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate on the Government website.

Electoral Services

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7683 3034