Polling Stations UK: What to Expect? | General Election




In which Rosianna talks about what voters should expect when they go to their polling stations in the UK today to vote in the General Election. You can always …

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  1. You don't always need to receive a polling card! I registered mid April, and didn't receive one, so I rang my local council the week before the registration deadline. They said that I was registered, and had just registered too late for a polling card 🙂 if you have the time it's always worth ringing to check.

  2. i voted! in my place, there was two sets of tables and boxes, the one you go to is done by your street name, and you give that when you first get to the desk, followed by your name 🙂

  3. The first time I voted the polling station was on my university campus so everyone queuing was a first time voter. The people there were really helpful since they assumed we had no idea what we were doing 🙂

    The place I lived for the 2015 election, the polling station was the local pub. The booths were right next to the bar where people were ordering drinks. Polling stations are great!

  4. If people are outside of the polling station, please don't worry! They are called Tellers and they are only really there from the local political parties who are trying to figure out turnout so they know where to do push to get out voters! Please be nice to them, they are working hard for your candidates and often we can receive a lot of abuse from members of the public! Happy Voting!

  5. One thing to add for future reference – proxy votes are also an option if you are living abroad or can't reach a polling station. You can choose someone as a proxy to vote on your behalf. I did that this year as it was less stressful than relying on the post system here. Was surprisingly easy to sort; I just sent a scan of my form to my local electoral office via email and it was sorted!

  6. I went down and voted just now.

    Interestingly the sample ballot papers they have on the wall at the polling station had a pencil X someone had put next to one of the candidates on one of them. Left me wondering if this was breaking rules on impartiality or campaigning too close to the polling station.

  7. Hey Rosianna, as a not Brit i was wondering at the walkup to the polling station, are there always heaps of ppl from the various parties trying to hand u suggested 'how to vote cards?'. I guess perhaps not since u only need to choose 1 party, not many, but perhaps they are not allowed to try and swing ur vote at that stage? Cheers and good luck from an Aussie

  8. Proxy votes are also a thing if you also won't be able to do a postal vote and can't get to your polling station. I did one when I was on my semester abroad in the USA but you could also do one for health reasons.

  9. Happy Election Day to everyone in the UK who are off to vote ~~ Thank you for exercising your rights and sharing your voices. I hope everyone gets to their voting station safely and has a good time!!

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