There are elections taking place across the UK on 6th May. Mencap have produced a series of easy read guides covering everything you need to know.

The elections will decide who runs local services - such as schools, libraries and bin collections - in 143 councils. Last year's vote was delayed because of COVID-19, so this year there are a greater number of positions up for election.

You can find out which elections are taking place in your area by entering your postcode into The Electoral Commission website here.

The full list list of available guides are as follows:

If you would like to vote, but are unable to do so in person due to an impairment, you can apply to vote by proxy. For more information about this process visit the Government website here.