Voters in the United Kingdom head to the polls for General Election

Clay Curtis
December 12, 2019

Voting is underway in the United Kingdom in a general election that could determine the future of the country's relationship with the European Union.

When you turn up at the station you will be given a ballot paper where you select the parliamentary candidate you want to win.

Yes. Some people spoil their votes as a protest vote.

You do not need to have your polling card with you.

You will not need to take your poll card to your polling station and no form of identification is needed in order to vote.

Have you lost it? This is where you can send someone you trust to register your vote on your behalf at your polling station. Find the contact details for the office here.

The government outlined plans requiring voters to bring a photo ID to the polling station in the Queen's Speech in October.

For more information and forms visit the Electoral Commission website.

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Jeremy Corbyn said Labour offers a "vote for hope".

He cited figures from an Electoral Commission report that a potential 11 million United Kingdom citizens - around a quarter of the electorate - do not have access to a passport or photographic driving licence.

Are pets allowed in polling stations?

As soon as voting closes at 10pm GMT the results of the traditional exit poll will be announced, a joint survey for BBC News, ITV News and Sky News carried out by Ipsos Mori.

In addition, you likely will see "no photography" signs inside many polling stations.

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

No, you can only vote at the polling station listed on your polling card.

Election day is nearly upon us and it has never been more important to make sure you have your say on the future of the country and vote.

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