With this checklist election committees at the polling stations can evaluate accessibility of the polling station.
1. Arriving at the polling station
Is the polling station easy to reach and is there a public transport stop close to the polling station?
Is there a pick-up and drop-off area near the entrance for accessible taxis, for example?
Are there accessible parking spaces (width 3,600 mm and length 5,000 mm) near the polling station?
Is the path to the entrance signposted?
Is the access route to the entrance easy to perceive, even, hard and non-slip?
Are the slopes of the route no more than 5 % (1:20)?
2. The entrance
Are accessible routes clearly signposted at the polling station?
Is there a ramp with a maximum slope of 8 % and a width of at least 900 mm next to the entrance step?
Are there handrails on both sides of the stairs and ramps?
Is there a landing of at least 1,500 mm x 1,500 mm in front of the entrance door?
Is there at least 400 mm of clear space on the opening side of the door to allow wheelchair users to open the door?
Is the width of the front door at least 850 mm and the height of the threshold no more than 20 mm?
Does the door open automatically or is it easy to operate (the force required to open the door must not exceed 10 N or 1 kg)?
Is the maximum size of any gaps in the doormat or grating 10 mm x 30 mm, and is the difference in the level between the mat or grating and the floor no more than 20 mm?
Is the depth and width of the draught lobby at least 1,500 mm if both doors open away from the draught lobby?
Is the draught lobby at least 1,500 mm wide and 2,300 mm deep if one of the doors opens towards the inside of the draught lobby?
3. The polling station
Is there at least one booth at the polling station in which it is possible to fill in a ballot paper while sitting at a table? Is there a clear space under the table (height 750–800 mm) with minimum dimensions of 800 mm width, 600 mm depth and 670 mm height? Or are there height-adjustable tables at the polling station?
Is there glare-free and adequate lighting (500–750 lux at the writing surface level) in the booths?
Are there seats at the polling station for voters to sit down to rest if necessary?
Does the advance polling station and the actual polling station have a person appointed as an assistant?
If any of the officials use aids, there must be an accessible toilet at the polling station.