Voting and what you need to know

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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 their democratic right to vote. 

A legal case in 2019 found provisions to support blind and partially sighted people to vote were unlawful. Since then, we have been working directly with the Cabinet Office to find new ways to ensure blind and partially sighted people can vote independently.

This May, in some areas of Norfolk we’ve been testing a new system where voters can use an audio player with a tactile voting device to place their vote independently. so we need you to take part in our survey below if you voted, or tried to place your vote, as this will help us compare experiences in different places.