If you are a vision impaired voter wishing to vote in secret you can ask the presiding officer at your polling station to attach a ballot paper template to your ballot paper. Raised numbering and braille on the template guides you to the relevant openings that correspond to the candidates on the ballot paper. You can familiarise yourself with the candidates on the ballot paper by contacting Freephone 1800-200246 as often as you wish in advance of polling day. You can also use your mobile phone in the polling station on polling day to access this information.
Further information is available at http://www.ncbi.ie/information-for-voters-who-are-blind-and-vision-impaire/