The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone of our democracy.
Yet blind and partially sighted people continue to face unacceptable barriers to exercising this fundamental right.
Get involved in RNIB's work to make voting accessible. The more we can increase understanding of how much the system needs to change, the sooner the Cabinet Office may be persuaded to implement the solutions that now exist.
2022 Elections Manifestos
For elections in May 2022, we created manifestos for candidates in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to outline how they can support constituents with sight loss.
The Elections Act
The Government backed changes to the Elections Bill put forward in the House of Lords by Lord Holmes of Richmond which means that the importance of ensuring a ‘secret’ vote and the ability to vote ‘independently’ have been recognised. The Elections Bill received royal assent and is now the Elections Act.
While we are pleased that the Government accepted these amendments there is still work to do to guarantee an independent and secret vote for all.
Find out what's next in this important campaign.