The easy read guide to voting

Published: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018

With elections to the City Council happening on 3 May, it's important that everyone who is entitled to vote is registered and that they use their vote on polling day.

The City Council wants voting to be accessible to everyone who is eligible, so they can take part easily and with confidence. To make the whole process simpler Mencap, in partnership with The Electoral Commission, has prepared an easy-to-read guide to voting in the local elections to support people with a learning disability.

It includes information about registering to vote, voting by post or proxy, and what support people can get if they vote at a polling station. Visit the Your Vote Matters website for more information.

Oxford City Council Returning Officer, Anita Bradley said: "It's really important that anyone who is eligible to vote is registered, and uses their vote. This easy-to-read guide answers lots of questions as well as giving phone numbers and websites that people can use to get extra help."

The deadline to register to vote in the 3 May election is 17 April. To register visit the GOV.UK website.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm, 18 April. The deadline for proxy applications is 5pm, 25 April.