Elections 2023

From May 4 2023, voters in England will need to show photographic ID to vote at polling stations in some elections, including Stoke-on-Trent’s upcoming local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

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Voter ID and Polling Station Accessibility

In this section

  1. Voter ID
  2. FAQ's
  3. Polling stations

Polling stations

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has revised its list of polling places, following changes to ward boundaries recommended by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

While there will still be 44 city councillors in Stoke-on-Trent, the number of wards has been reduced from 37 to 34. The polling station review has been carried out to ensure that that the buildings used are sufficiently close to populated areas within each of the revamped wards.

Some changes have also been forced due to the closure of certain buildings, such as churches. You can find your polling station by adding your postcode to the polling station finder, here

Accessibility at polling stations

There are many options in place to support disabled electors at polling stations. This includes:

  • Large print ballot papers
  • Instructions in polling stations and polling booths for how to vote
  • Tactile voting devices
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Use of existing accessibility apps on a mobile phone (please inform polling staff upon your arrival if you need to use these)
  • Wheelchair accessible polling booths
  • Ramps at buildings with steps

Disabled voters can be accompanied to the polling station by anybody over the age of 18. Polling staff can also assist electors when requested.

New legislation means we can offer even more support to disabled electors to ensure voting is accessible to all. If you would like to request additional support at the polling station, please complete our online form.

Apply here for accessibility support at your local polling station.

 

Want to find out more about accessibility at polling stations?

Our Electoral Services team would be happy to visit any community groups or coffee mornings to share information and understand how disabled electors can be better supported in May.

If you would like the team to come and visit you, please email Gina Jones.