Voting in the General Election

To vote in the UK General Election in May 2015, you need to be on the electoral register. Find out how to register to vote and take part.

How do I register to vote?

How do I register to vote?

Find out how to register online or by post to ensure you can place your vote in May 2015.

What are the different ways to vote?

Voting in an election

Explore your options, including voting in person, by post or choosing someone to vote on your behalf (by proxy).

How can I stand in an election?

Standing for Parliament

Find out what you need to get started to stand as a candidate for the General Election.

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Voting systems in the UK

Find out what voting systems are used to elect the House of Commons, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly, European Parliament and local authorities in the UK.

For schools

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Living Heritage


Learn how the right to vote has been extended to different sectors of society over the years