General (UK Parliamentary) elections
The voting system
First past the post.
Who am I voting
A Member of Parliament (MP) to sit in
the UK Parliament in Westminster and represent your constituency.
There are currently 650 constituencies across the UK, each with one
How to vote
Always read the instructions for filling in the ballot paper
carefully, even if you have voted before.
The ballot paper lists the name of
each candidate along with their party name or description, party
logo and their address.
Simply put an X (a cross) next to the
one candidate that you wish to vote for.
If you make a mistake then you can ask
the polling staff to give you another ballot paper.
You may also be voting in other
elections or referendums on the same day.
Who is elected?
The candidate with the most votes is elected; they do not need
to get more than half of the votes cast. If there is a tie then a
candidate is selected by the drawing of lots.