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  • Accessible Polling Stations Campaign Pays Off

    Accessible Polling Stations Campaign Pays Off

    Congratulations to our very own advocate and Sheffield campaigner, Anne Everson ,who has spoken of her success in ensuring more of the city’s polling stations are accessible to disabled people. Anne started her campaign three years. Due to her efforts and just before the elections took place this week Walkley Library polling station was moved to Ebenezer Methodist Church and the Hallamshire Tiles polling station was moved to Crookesmoor Lifelong Learning Centre.

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  • Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    Make Voting an Accessible Experience for Everyone

    There should be no barriers to voting for disabled people. Everyone should have the right to vote on their own and in secret. You have the right to support if you would like to vote. In their new report ‘Elections for Everyone’ the Electoral Commission is calling on the UK governments, political parties and those who run elections to make voting more accessible. At Disability Sheffield we’re concerned that some polling stations in Sheffield are not accessible.

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  • How to Vote during the Pandemic

    How to Vote during the Pandemic

    With local elections coming soon you may be wondering about the best way to cast your vote, especially with continuing restrictions on movement due to the Coronavirus crisis. SheffNews has issued ‘Voting in a pandemic – how can you do it?’ with advice for the local election, the Police and Crime Commissioner election and the Sheffield Governance Referendum, which are all due to take place on 6 May 2021. If you’re not already registered to vote the deadline is 19 April.

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  • Haven't got your poll card? Register to vote now!

    Poll cards for the local elections on the 2nd May have now been posted out to everyone who is registered to vote. If you haven’t received your poll card, this could mean that you haven’t registered to vote and won’t be able to have your say. You will need to register by 12th April to be able to vote.

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  • Your Easy Read Guide to the 2017 General Election

    Inclusion North have produced this easy read guide to the 2017 General Election with information and links to accessible resources.

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  • Voting in the General Election and Questions for Candidates

    If you haven’t already done so there’s still time, until 22 May, to register to vote in the General Election on 8 June and you can quiz your candidates using questions suggested by Disability Rights UK ( though you may have plenty of your own ! )

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