Polling stations must be accessible so that people with limited mobility can access them without any hindrance.
In the case of illness or disability that prevents a person from going to a post office in person to ask for the application form for registration in the electoral roll, the procedure is as follows:
- The illness must be certified by a medical certificate which is free of charge.
- The application can be made in the name of the voter by another person authorised by a notary or consular document issued individually to the voter.
The notary will travel to the home of ill or disabled voters to execute a power of attorney free of charge (telephone of the College of Notaries of Catalonia: 93 317 48 00).
Next the same procedure as for postal voting is followed, although the post office will work with the proxy of the person who is ill or disabled.
The period for applying for postal voting is between 28 Octiber and 11 Desember.
Once the provincial office of the Electoral Roll Office has received the application form and checked that the applicant is registered on the electoral roll, it will send the documents required to vote to the address indicated by the voter by registered post and no later than 14 Desember.
Once the voter has chosen the ballot paper, they then put it in the ballot envelope and seal it. Next they put this envelope together with the certificate of registration in the electoral roll in the envelope addressed to the relevant polling station committee and send it by registered post no later than 17 Desember. Extension of the deadline: since 17 of Desember is Sunday, the deadline is extended until 18 of December, in the usual opening hours of the Post offices and at the latest until 2:00 p.m. New enlargement of deadline: the deadline is broadened until Tuesday 19 of December, in the usual timetables of Post Offices and at latest until 2:00 p.m.