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Notice - Ballot Paper Template for Voters who are blind or vision impaired

Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019
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Ballot Paper Template (BPT)

For the first time, voters who are blind and vision impaired will have the option at the forthcoming European Parliament and Local Elections of voting independently by using a Ballot Paper Template (BPT), which will enable them to mark their ballot papers without assistance if they wish to do so. The BPT that has been in use at referendums since last year will also be available for use by voters who are blind and vision impaired at the forthcoming referendum and the plebiscites taking place in Cork City, Limerick City and County, and Waterford City and County on the same day.

Freephone - 1800 number

The BPT works in conjunction with a ‘Freephone – 1800’ number that informs the listener of the candidates corresponding to the numbers on the BPT.

European Constituencies Freephone 1800 number:

  • Dublin Constituency – 1800 200 246
  • South Constituency – 1800 300 103
  • Midlands-North-West Constituency – 1800 805 821


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