The General Election: your action checklist
In our recent series of blog posts, we went into the details of why, how, where and when to vote.
If that’s too much detail, here’s a handy checklist for making sure you’ve got the basics under control.
Before May 22
Register to vote, or check that you are already registered.
- Register online — you can also use this link to update your details, eg if you’ve moved house since you last registered.
- Check whether you’ve registered before.
Before May 23
- If you would prefer not to vote in person, apply for a postal vote.
Before May 31
- Or if you fit the criteria for having someone else vote on your behalf, you can set up a vote by proxy.
Before June 8
- Find out who’s standing in your area
Input your postcode on WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk.
- Find out more about them
If you prefer an easy-read version of the manifestos, check Every Vote Counts.
Also check candidates’ own websites, social media, and (if they’ve been an MP before) TheyWorkForYou.
- Make sure you know where your polling station is: it’s written on your polling card, or you can use WhereDoIVote.co.uk.
On June 8
- VOTE! And make sure all your friends and family do, too.
After June 9
- Hold your MP to account
You have an MP again! Don’t forget to make sure they’re doing a good job on your behalf.