About elections and voting


Why vote?

Voting in elections gives you a say in local, national and international issues. Citizens aged 18 and over elect political candidates to represent them and their interests locally, nationally or internationally.


Find out about the different types of election - parish council elections, borough council elections, the General Election and European elections. Find out who can vote in each type of election. Get information about future elections and view the results of past elections.


Find out how to register to vote and find out more about the different versions of the electoral register (the electoral roll). Find out how to vote: in person at a polling station; by post (with a postal vote); by proxy (register someone to vote for you). Get information about voting from abroad.
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