May 2023 elections: Resources for voter information

Overview of resources

To help to reach as many people as possible we’ve created a range of digital and print voter information resources ahead of polling day in May 2023.

These resources are designed to raise awareness on:

  • when the elections are happening
  • finding your polling station
  • getting help at the polling station
  • what to do if you need help to vote
  • who tellers are
  • polling station opening times
  • things to remember if you are voting in person
  • voting anonymously
  • voting without a fixed address
  • changes to our electoral system as a result of the Elections Act 2023

Resources include:

  • Posters
  • Social media images
  • Website banners
  • Email signatures
  • Template social media messaging

Resources

These resources are specifically for the council elections in England on Thursday 4 May.

We also have resources available which do not reference a specific polling day, so can be used year-round.

If you require the artwork files for these resources, please email your request to our partnerships team: partners@electoralcommission.org.uk

We have resources available to support disabled people and people with learning disabilities and/or autism to vote with confidence. These include information on how to register to vote, what forms of photo ID will be accepted, how to apply for free voter ID if it’s needed, what will happen at the polling station, and how to get more support.

Easy Read guide to voter ID

Information in BSL

Information in Braille, large print and audio formats

The My Vote My Voice campaign has also produced resources, with support from the Electoral Commission, to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to vote. These include a ‘voting passport’ people can use to help polling station staff to easily understand any reasonable adjustments they require.

Easy Read guides on registering to vote, deciding how you want to vote, applying for voter ID, and voting

Local Election Practice Ballot Paper: Easy Read Guide

Voting passport

As requested by respondents to our consultation on the ‘Assistance with voting for disabled voters’ guidance, we have created a template survey that local councils can use to gather feedback from disabled voters. The survey is also available in easy read.

You do not have to use this survey or share the results with Electoral Commission, but it may support you in evaluating the support you provided to assist disabled voters at the polling station.

There are no elections taking place in Wales or Scotland on Thursday 4 May.

We have resources available which do not reference a specific polling day, so can be used year-round.