Since the announcement of a snap general election, we’ve been campaigning to make the election more accessible for people with a learning disability.

With just one week to go until the deadline to register to vote, we want to make sure no one misses out on this important opportunity to use their right to vote.

People with learning disabilities have the same legal right to vote as everyone else, yet historically the number of people with learning disabilities registering to vote and using their vote has remained low.

Research carried out by United Response as part of its Every Vote Counts campaign, which was first launched back in 2008, shows that a lack of awareness about the right to vote, as well as difficulty in understanding information about politics and voting, are key barriers preventing people with learning disabilities from voting.

Register to vote22nd May calendar page

To vote in the upcoming general election, you must be registered by 22nd May. 

If you or someone you know is keen to register, but not sure how, have a look at our Every Vote Counts website. There you can find an easy read guide on how to register, as well as information on how politics works and what it means.

Hurry – there’s just one week to go!

Visit the Every Vote Counts website

Spread the word!Every Vote Counts poster

No one should be excluded from voting because of their disability. Help us let people know that Every Vote Counts is here to make voting easier to understand for people with learning disabilities. 

We’ve created an A4 poster for the campaign which can be printed off and shared. Please feel free to download the poster below and share with anyone who may be interested, to spread the word about the campaign.

Download poster [PDF]

For further information on our Every Vote Counts campaign, keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds or email [email protected]