Voting for people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing

A number of polling stations have extra facilities for voters who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.

You can recognise these polling stations by the following symbols:

Afbeelding van een oog Suitable for people who are blind or visually impaired
Afbeelding van een oor Suitable for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

The following facilities are available in these polling stations:

For people who are blind or visually impaired

  • Tactile guiding strips on the floor so you can find the way to the registration desk and the voting booth.
  • A voting template and soundbox in the voting booth. You place the voting template on the ballot. You move your fingers over the template to feel the list. You use a soundbox with headphones to hear the parties and candidates on the list. By feeling and counting, you can find the candidate you want to vote for. You can colour in the correct circle on the ballot through the holes in the template.
  • Water bowls for guide dogs.

For people who are deaf or hard of hearing

  • You can use a video connection for contact with a sign language interpreter or text interpreter.
  • There is little or no background noise. So you will not get interference with your hearing aid.
        Also see: Polling stations accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters

        Published: 7 February 2022Modified: 7 February 2022