Voting aid for voters with disabilities and special needs

The Electoral Commission (IEC), together with the South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB), has developed a voting aid, the Universal Ballot Template (UBT), to assist persons with disabilities and special needs to have an independent and secret vote during elections.

The UBT can be used by:

  • Blind and partially-sighted people
  • Low-vision users
  • People who are dyslexic
  • The elderly
  • People with low literacy
  • People with motor and nervous conditions which do not allow for a steady hand

To find out more about the UBT, please download the fact sheet: