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Accessibility for individuals with reduced mobility

Most polling stations provide easy access for individuals with reduced mobility, whether they wish to enter their names on the list of electors, change their entry or vote. All advance polling stations are accessible. However, on election day, certain places may not be accessible.

On election day, if your polling place is not accessible to individuals with reduced mobility, contact us to inform us of the situation. You will receive authorization to vote in an accessible place in your electoral division.

Interpretation services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

To make the entering of a name on the list of electors and voting easier, and to help people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind exercise their right to vote, we pay the costs of visual and tactile interpretation services.

It is important to note that these services are offered in accordance with the policies and availability of the organizations that provide visual and tactile interpretation services. Electors must check this information in advance with an organization that offers these services in their region.

You are invited to refer to our Voter's Manual in Quebec Sign Language:

For more information on how to vote, you can also refer to the Voting procedure poster (PDF).

Audio and braille information for individuals who are blind or visually impaired

To enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to vote, we provide a number of resources that give them all the information they need on voting and how to check or change their entries in the list of electors.

Voter's Manual in audio format

Voter's Manual in braille

If you need assistance when voting

Polling station personnel will be on hand if you have any specific needs when you vote.

For example:

  • You can get help marking your ballot paper.
  • If you are visually impaired, you can still vote alone using a template and with explanations from the deputy returning officer.

Accessibility kit

For voting assistance, you can also request the accessibility kit. It contains:

  • a lighted magnifiers;
  • a clipboard;
  • pencils with a better grip;
  • a braille template with indications to guide you;
  • a candidate signs in large print.

You can also refer to the Accessible voting poster (PDF).