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Do You Need Help to Vote in May 2024 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections?

By Mrs Sue Horton, Parish Clerk Bomere Heath & District Parish Council

Wednesday, 13 March 2024


Bomere Heath & District Parish Council Contributor


Can we help?

All of our polling stations are:

  • Wheelchair accessible or provided ramps for those that aren’t.
  • Have polling booths adapted specifically for wheelchair users.
  • Ballot box slot highlighted for the visually impaired to show where the ballot paper is placed.
  • Have large print ballot papers which are clearly displayed inside the polling station and a copy can be given to voters to take with them into the polling booth.
  • Have aids to enable blind voters to cast their vote without support (Tactile Voting Device)

Our polling stations will also allow voters with disabilities to use any text-to-speech apps, torch, or magnifier that they have on their phone to assist them in the reading of their ballot papers, even though mobile phones are not generally permitted in the polling stations.

Companions who can provide assistance in the polling station.

If you require support in order to complete you're vote then you can bring someone along with you, however if there is no one available then the presiding officer at the polling station is also available to offer that support.

Anyone over the age of 18 can act as a companion to assist you in the polling station. Any companion will be required to complete a declaration by companion to confirm they have assisted an elector in the polling station/voting booth.

There is also the option to arrange a postal vote (where your ballot paper is sent to you in the post 2 weeks before poll) or a proxy vote (where someone votes on your behalf) if you do not wish to vote at a polling station yourself.

If you think we could provide more help and support contact the Election team at or call 0345 678 9015 and please let us know.



Electoral Services

Legal and Governance, Resources Directorate

Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND


Tel: 0345 678 9015

Contact Information

Mrs Sue Horton, Parish Clerk

Find Bomere Heath & District Parish Council

Westcote, Baschurch Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3PN


Additional Information

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