Support to Vote

Mencap NI are supporting people with a learning disability to register and vote in the Northern Ireland Council elections on 2 May 2019.

Many people with a learning disability can find it difficult to engage in their community. So we are providing support for people to register and vote, voting is one of the most inclusive acts a person can do to be involved in society.

 

Virtual Voting Experience

Many people with a learning disability can find it difficult when they are not sure what they should be doing when going to vote for the first time.

A Polling Station can be a very busy, noisy place with a lot of people.

We have produced this virtual reality experience so that people with a learning disability can see what it is like at a Polling Station, the information they need to bring and who they have to check in with to vote. 

Mencap use VR technology to support people to access their communities by replicating their environment, activity and processes so an individual can experience the opportunity before taking part. 

The aim is to reduce any anxieties or fears they may have about the activity, and increase their confidence to engage and participate. 

Mencap has developed the virtual reality experience with C60 Architects based in Belfast. 

Virtual Voting Experience

Virtual Voting Experience

The virtual voting experience allows you to see what it is like at a Polling Station, the information you need to bring and who you have to check in with to vote.  

 

Click here for Virtual Voting Experience

 

 

Register to Vote

Mencap NI are supporting people with a learning disability to register and vote in the Council elections on 2 May 2019.  

We have produced an easy read guide to support people with a learning disability to register and vote, in partnership with the NI Electoral Commission, which tells you everything you need to know about registering to vote and voting itself.  

Remember you must register to vote before you can vote. 

We have also included the a guide on how to register to vote and a guide for those supporting people with a learning disability. 

Guide to Register to Vote - Download HERE

The deadline to register to vote is Thursday 11 April 2019 - Click HERE to Register

 

Mencap NI Guide to Voting Easy Read - Download HERE

If you would like more information or have any questions you can email campaigns@mencap.org.uk or phone 0207 696 6009.

Easy Read Guide to Voting 2019

Easy Read Guide to Voting 2019

We have produced an easy read guide to support people with a learning disability to register and vote

Click Here to Download