Ballot paper template

A ballot paper template is an aid enabling blind and visually impaired voters to read with their fingers what content of the ballot paper is essential for taking a decision and for casting the vote on their own and secretly at the polling station or in the postal ballot.

To adjust the ballot paper template, all ballot papers should have been punched in the upper right corner. That makes it impossible to draw any conclusions as to the electoral behaviour of the individual voter.

The ballot paper templates are provided upon request by the local associations of the blind, without the voter having to be a member of such an association. The provision is free of charge.


Legal bases

§ 45 Abs. 2 BWO

Last update: 13 February 2023