GENERAL ELECTION

Over the past 3 General Elections, only 40% of 18-24 year olds, voted...

HOW DO I VOTE?

Always read the instructions for filling in the ballot paper carefully, even if you have voted before.

The ballot paper lists the name and address of each candidate. If they are standing for a party, their party name and logo will be included, along with a short description. If they are not standing for a party it will say "independent".

Simply put a cross (X) next to the one candidate that you wish to vote for.

If you make a mistake you can ask the polling staff to give you another ballot paper.

You may also be voting in other elections or referendums on the same day.

WHERE'S MY POLLING STATION?

If you aren't sure where your local polling station is, click here.

WHAT AM I VOTING FOR?

The UK is divided into 650 constituencies, each with one Member of Parliament (MP). You vote for one MP to sit in the UK Parliament in Westminster and represent your constituency.

Find out more information about who represents you at the UK Parliament

WHO CAN I VOTE FOR?

Find out about candidates in your area; enter your postcode here

CAN I VOTE TWICE; AT HOME AND AT UNI?

If your home and uni addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both.

However, even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at uni – you can only vote in one at a general election.

It is a criminal offence to vote twice in a UK general election.