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Voting Methods: Visual Impairment

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 143043, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he will take to evaluate the effectiveness of audio voting devices for blind and partially sighted people in pilot programmes planned for the next election.

Answered on

28 January 2021

The Government is committed to ensuring that elections are accessible for all those eligible to vote and has been working with the RNIB to improve the voting process for voters with sight loss. We are currently considering how best to implement changes better to support blind and partially sighted people to cast their vote. Announcements will be made in the usual way.

Answered by

Cabinet Office
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