New measures have been brought in to make voting more accessible in Coventry. They will be available for the first time at local elections today (May 4).
Audio ballot papers, brighter lighting, pencil grips, coloured overlays and wheelchair ramps are some of the changes that have been introduced. Under the Elections Act last year, Returning Officers have to make sure each polling station has equipment that will make it easier for people with disabilities to vote.
For Chris, a voter with a visual impairment, the changes will “make a difference” for people in the city and he encourages people to try them out. The 53-year-old has tested some of the facilities that will be available this year.