What happens when polls close? The Count.

What happens when polls close? The Count.

BriefingsElectionUK Politics

UK Polling Stations are open 7am-10pm on the day of an election, but what happens when those doors close? When the doors close at 10pm the ballot boxes are quickly transported to the location of the count, this is usually a large sports hall within the constituency. When the ballot boxes arrive, their seal is

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Elections in 2017

Elections in 2017

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Local Government Elections - May 4th 2017 In Local Elections you are voting for between one and three councillors to represent your ward on the local council. There are 388 local councils in England and about 20,000 councillors. More Information Mayoral Elections - May 4th 2017 Regional Mayors will be elected in the following areas; Cambridgeshire and Read more
Types of elections.

Types of elections.

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General Election A national vote held every five years that decides who your MP will be and which party/parties will form a Government. By-Election The election of an MP in a single constituency to fill a vacancy that arises before the next general election. Local Election Elections that take place to choose representatives for local

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Why Vote? US Edition.

Why Vote? US Edition.

BriefingsElections Around The World

(Source: Reported Voting and Registration, by Sex and Single Years of Age: November 2012)  Who do you think politicians listen to? Although these figures relate to Presidential Elections in particular, the pattern that they present can be seen across elections at many levels of government, at both state and federal level. Politicians are likely to

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Spotted! Imperial War Museum: Women & the Vote!

Spotted! Imperial War Museum: Women & the Vote!

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On a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum we spotted these fantastic artefacts which encouraged women to vote for the first time in the election of 2018. These artefacts formed part of the museum's excellent First World War exhibition.  Following the Representation of the People act in February 1918, women over the age of 30 Read more
What happens if you do not vote?

What happens if you do not vote?

BriefingsElectionEU Referendum
What happens if I don't vote? The answer is simply nothing. If you don't vote you have not shown preference for anyone standing in the election, or any side in a referendum campaign. Your vote will not be counted for either side or directly effect the result. However, it is sometimes true that some campaigns Read more
Local Voices Count

Local Voices Count

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For most people, the frantic months of campaigning in last year’s General Election will all be a distant memory as the normal routine of government falls back into place, but as far as local mandates go, it can feel a bit harder to muster the same enthusiasm again. In London, which I will not have a

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EURef: What do the parties say?

EURef: What do the parties say?

BriefingsEU Referendum

Use this guide to find out more about what the political parties have to say about the referendum on the European Union. The parties are listed in order of their number of MPs. Conservatives Due to members of the Government holding differing views on the subject of EU membership the Conservative party will remain neutral

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EURef: Where does my MP stand?

EURef: Where does my MP stand?

BriefingsEU Referendum

MPs will also have to make their minds up about how they will be voting in June. You can find out if your MP is planning to stay or leave the EU using this app from the BBC. Alternatively you can see a more detailed spreadsheet of MP’s intentions from the Guido Fawkes website here.

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