Published: Thu, December 12, 2019

GE2019 | Polls are OPEN - voting information

GE2019 | Polls are OPEN - voting information

But having negotiated all of these potential obstacles, what do you actually need with you when you get there?

Can you vote at any polling station?

Some polling stations may have changed due to the late notice of the election - you may only vote at your designated polling station.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 12 December ('polling day').

If you haven't received a polling card or have misplaced it, you can check your designated polling station online by entering your postcode on Where Do I Vote?

Vote today: Do you need to take your polling card? This is where you can send someone you trust to register your vote on your behalf at your polling station.

All polling stations will be closed promptly at 10pm, if you arrive after 10pm you will not be allowed to vote.

However, there are plenty of people across the nation who haven't voted before, while it's entirely possible that rustiness might have set in for others since the 2015 and 2017 elections.

These do not count towards any candidate but the number of spoiled ballots are recorded.

The Electoral Commission's advice is: "Taking photos inside the polling station isn't allowed as it might risk the secrecy of the ballot".

However, you can bring your dog into the polling station as long as it is well behaved and does not cause chaos.

Applications for an emergency proxy vote can be made up until 5pm on Thursday 12th December.

When will we know who won the election?

An exit poll is then expected immediately afterwards.

The majority of oif seats will be declared between 3am and 5am on Friday.

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