In preparation for the General Election on 8th June, our friends at United Response have updated their easy read resources on voting and politics.
As you may know, United Response has a series of easy read guides and a website to help make the voting process and politics in general easier to understand for people with learning disabilities.
These resources have been updated and are now available for you to use in the run up to the June election. The aim of the resources is to help people with learning disabilities consider what it means to vote and whether they would like to take part.
You can download and print all off the resources via The Hub here or externally via our website here. Due to time constraints, United Reponse has been unable to produce hard copies of the resources, this time around.
You can access the Every Vote Counts website here.
Registering to vote
Most people will already be registered to vote, especially if they have recently taken part in an election. But if someone has moved house, or has turned 18 in the last couple of years (or will turn 18 prior to 8th June) it is important to check that they are registered.
The deadline for registering to vote is 22nd May and someone has to be registered to vote before they can apply for a postal or proxy vote.
Easy read round-up of manifestos
United Response is planning to produce an easy read round up of all the main party manifestos. This will come out in the form of a special edition of United Response's easy read online magazine, Easy News.
We will add links to these once they are ready.
You can also find our more information about Every Vote Counts by signing up to our Every Vote Counts newsletter here.
Please do let me know if you have any questions and do send us any feedback on the experiences of the people we support when it comes to voting.