Voting for people with a disability

Do you have a physical disability? Then you can cast your vote at 1 of the special polling stations during the municipal elections on 16 March 2022. These polling places will accommodate voters with an impairment.

The municipality aims to make the polling stations in The Hague as accessible for all voters as possible. More information about the different accessibility accommodations in the polling stations will be published on this page in January 2022.

Voting with a voting template
Voting with a voting template

Special polling stations

There will be 8 polling stations in The Hague (1 in each city district) for blind and visually impaired voters and for deaf and hearing impaired voters. Read below to see what kinds of facilities are available in these special polling stations.

Polling stations for blind and visually impaired people

  • Tactile guiding strips on the floor, which will lead you to the registration desk and polling booth.
  • A soundbox and a voting template in the polling booth. A voice from the soundbox will read the parties and candidates out loud. This voice will also explain how to fill in the ballot using the template lying over the ballot. The template is a wooden frame around the ballot. You can colour in the correct circle on the ballot through holes in the template.
  • Polling station staff who have received extra training. They can assist you if necessary.
  • Water bowls for dogs.

Polling stations for deaf and hearing impaired people

  • A writing pad and pen next to the polling station staff member close to the door.
  • The possibility to make contact with a text interpreter or sign language interpreter via a video connection.
  • The opportunity to vote without background noises interfering with your hearing aid.
  • Polling station staff who have received extra training. They can assist you if necessary.
      Also see www.thehague.nl/elections

      Published: 10 December 2021Modified: 20 December 2021