The three Rs of voting!

Wondering how to get involved with the general election: not sure where to start? Don’t panic, check out this easy guide and just remember to follow the three Rs…

 

Register

Are you 18 or over? Then don’t forget you’ve only got until May 22 to register to vote in the general election on June 8. You can do it by post or online which doesn’t take long, just have your National Insurance number handy.

Not sure whether you are registered? You can register again without an issue.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the UK Government website today and find out more here.

Research

Knowing who to vote for can be tricky, but there are so many great websites out there that can help break everything down and pick out all the important information from the spin.

Simple Politics is a great source of information that was started by a teacher when he saw students were being put off engaging. You can find out everything you need to know about the different parties on there, including their policies and you’ll be able to clear up what certain complicated terms mean.

The website, TheyWorkForYou, will tell you what you need to know about the current MP in your area – all you have to do is type in your postcode.

If you’re still not sure which way to vote then pop over to ITV’s Facebook page and watch political party leaders take part in important Facebook Live Q & As. You can see what they’ve said in parliament or how they voted on an issue important to you.

Remember

Once you’ve registered remember to head to the polls on 8 June and make your voice heard! Polling stations tend to be located in public buildings such as schools or local halls and they’ll be open from 7am until 10pm.

Your polling card will be delivered to you once you’ve registered and will tell you where to vote. If you haven’t received it, or would like to know about the access at the polling station, contact your local election office.

After that it’s time to play the waiting game. The votes from up and down the country will be counted overnight with the official results being announced in the morning.