Most people put a cross in the box next to the person they have
chosen. But any mark is fine as long as it is clear who you are
In an election for the UK Parliament to decide who will be the
Member of Parliament or MP for your area, you vote for one
In local council elections, you may be asked to vote for more
than one candidate.
For elections to the European Parliament, you put a mark next to
the political party you have chosen.
Most political parties have a picture which goes with their
name. So it is a good idea to find out what is the picture or
symbol for your favourite political party. This will help you put
your mark in the right place on the ballot paper.
Speaking Up has been supported by the Electoral Commission to provide FREE workshops to encourage people with learning disabilities to gain a better understanding of politics, become active citizens and register to vote.
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