YOUR VOTE MATTERS

On Thursday 8th of June 2017, a new parliament will be elected and you have a choose a Member of the UK Parliament to represent your constituency.

To vote you must be registered which can be done online

IMPORTANT: To vote in the General Election on 8 June, you need to register by 11:59pm on 22 May. You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered.​

WHO CAN VOTE?

To vote in the UK general election you must be registered to vote and:

  • be 18 years of age or over on polling day

  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen

  • be resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)

  • not be legally excluded from voting

 

The following cannot vote in a UK Parliament election:

  • members of the House of Lords

  • EU citizens (other than UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) resident in the UK

  • anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens

  • convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)

  • anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election

 

HOW DO I VOTE?

The UK uses the voting system First Past The Post system.

When you turn up to vote you will get one ballot paper.

You should mark an ‘X’ against the one candidate you want to elect to represent your constituency.

When votes are counted, the candidate who receives the most votes is elected as MP for your constituency.

Remember to go to this website to register so you don't lose your vote!

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