Voting and service users

5 June 2024

A General Election has been called for Thursday July 4 2024.

Many people, staff and service users, remain unaware that a lack of mental capacity does not stop you being able to vote.

All patients, except the relatively small number of patients convicted of a criminal offence and ordered to hospital by the courts, can vote.

You have until the 18 June to register to vote.

A video made by NHS colleagues explains your voting rights.

More information and resources

Learning Disability England has a voting resources hub with helpful information.

My Vote My voice has more information about voting rights.