Leaflets and forms
Leaflets and forms are some of the key interactions that local authorities have with electors, so it's important to put thought into making them informative, attractive and accessible.
We've got examples of many of our own forms, which you can also order in hard copy, or use the artwork as a basis for your own creations. There's also guidance on how to produce your own materials, and how to ensure they are compliant with disability guidelines.
As with many areas, a key point is to collaborate with your local communications or media team, as they will have experience of communicating with local communities.
Finally, it's always a good idea to test the draft materials with their target audience, and see if any improvements can be made.
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Register to vote leaflet This leaflet contains a standard GB electoral registration form, as well as all the other information necessary to register. You can also download blank forms or fill them in online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. more >
Easy-read guide to voting This simple guide to voting was designed specifically for people with disabilities or low literacy, but has proved very popular with many audiences. more >
Register to vote - information for students This form explains the registration process for students, including info about dual registration. Includes a GB registration form. more >
Register to vote from overseas Information leaflet for British citizens living overseas on how to register to vote. more >
Images to download These free images from our library will give your materials a professional look, or add interest to a press release you're selling-in to local media. more >
Step-by-step voting Many people are unsure about what happens once they step into a polling station. This activity helps them to understand the voting process. more >
Who has my personal details? This leaflet explains the full and edited registers and the choice you have to make - ideal to send out with canvass forms or to home-movers. more >
Print specification template Use this template to order printed materials, ensuring you cover all the important areas in procurement. more >
Democracy Cookbook Detailed, accessible information and engaging activities on democracy. Please note that we no longer provide hard copies of the Cookbook and some sections may not be up to date. more >
Registration form for new citizens This leaflet can be included in the 'citizenship pack' provided to all new citizens at their citizenship ceremonies. As well as including a registration form, it contains some specific information for new citizens. more >
Apply to vote by post This leaflet explains how to vote by post and includes a self-seal and return application form. more >
All about local councils This leaflet, produced with NALC, explains the role of local councils in England. more >
Service voters Download this booklet and these posters to encourage registration amongst service voters. The booklet includes a registration form and postal and proxy application forms. more >
Useful links - communicating with people with disabilities br> A wealth of useful information to bear in mind when communicating with people with disabilities.
Help people with visual impairments br> Our tips on how best to communicate with or assist blind or partially sighted voters.
Write in plain English br> How to file - producing materials using Plain English
Producing leaflets br> How to file - producing leaflets
Useful links - communicating with Black and Minority Ethnic groups br> Links to other useful resources and advice.
Carmarthenshire County Council: Carmarthenshire Youth Democracy Project 1 br> Carmarthenshire Youth Democracy Project - a mix of advertising, events, and education promoting the 2004 elections.
Wandsworth Borough Council: Voting and Learning Disability br> Makaton booklet developed to help people with learning disabilities cast their vote.
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council: Schools Election Pack br> The council put together an exciting pack for primary schools/secondary schools to assist in organising and running their annual school council elections.
South Tyneside: visual impairments br> Tailored canvass information sent to people in the area with visual impairments.
Wychavon District Council: Voting…it's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! br> People encouraged to use their votes to build the future.