The General Election will take place Thursday 12 December.

What you need to know about how it all works

Polling stations will open at 7am across the UK.

Prior to election day people should have received leaflets from the parties standing in your area.

Voters will have received their polling card telling you where your polling station is.

You do not need to take your polling card when you go to vote.

On entering your polling station, you will need to provide your name and address, after which you will be given a voting slip.

Head to a booth and mark your cross against the candidate you wish to vote for.

Keeping your voting slip private, fold it and place it in the ballot box.

You have up until 10pm to visit your polling station to register your vote.

Polling stations close at 10pm on Thursday, December 12.

Counting the votes happens in two stages, ending around 2am.

Britain’s next governing party and Prime Minister will then be announced shortly afterwards, very early in the morning on December 13.

If you discover that you’re not registered, you will not be able to vote in the 2019 election.


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