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To vote in the UK general election on Thursday 7 May 2015, you need to be on the electoral register. Find out how to register to vote and about the different ways you can cast your vote, so you can take part.
Find out how to register online or by post to ensure you can place your vote on 7 May 2015.
Explore your options, including voting in person, by post or choosing someone to vote on your behalf on 7 May 2015.
Find out what you need to get started to stand as a candidate in the general election on 7 May 2015.
The general election will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015. To vote in an election you must be on the electoral register. You can register online or by post.
General elections explained, for 11-18 year olds:
Before 1918 no women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. Discover how the right to vote was extended to different sectors of society over the years.