Polling Station Accessibility
Access Appraisals have supplied numerous wheelchair ramps to Electoral Officers over the years.
Call 01608 663759 for free friendly advice.
Note: With the General Election called for 8th June – Please contact us early enough to obtain the correct wheelchair ramp for your polling station.
Wheelchair Ramps for Polling Stations
My polling station isn’t accessible – What can I do?
If your local polling station is not accessible to people in a wheelchair please pass on our details to whoever is responsible for the polling station.
Access Appraisals Ltd. have been supplying wheelchair ramps for over a decade now and tend to experience last minute rushes during election periods when it is discovered that polling stations are not accessible to wheelchair users.
NEW Extra Wide PermaRamps – The Ideal Solution For Polling Stations
[Extract from The Electoral Commission Documentation on Polling Stations]
Level access to polling stations
• Ideally the polling station should be accessible to all voters.
• If temporary ramps are to be used at a polling station, the Presiding Officer should be informed beforehand and ideally be shown how to install them if they will not be in place before polling day.
• Ramps should be secure and stable with a low gradient. If they are not fitted properly, they can be dangerous and could cause injury to electors.
• There should be no obstructions or hazards along the route to the entrance. Any problems of this nature should be reported to the elections office immediately.
• Polling station staff should check any temporary ramps at regular intervals during the day to make sure that they have not become dislodged.
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