Who To Vote For?

You may have read my post from a couple weeks back to #RegisterToVote and this post is a little bit of a follow on post to that. To all those who registered to vote, well done! But now you have to take the next step.

Today is the day you get to go out and vote.

I did a postal vote a few weeks back now but to everyone who didn't, polling stations all over country are open from 7am to 10pm and are usually located inside public buildings such as schools or local halls.

It's quite simple to vote once you arrive:

  1. The UK general election uses the First Past The Post system.
  2. You will receive one ballot paper.
  3. You should mark an ‘X’ against the one candidate you want to elect to represent your constituency.
  4. If you make a mistake you can ask the polling staff to give you another ballot paper.
  5. When votes are counted, the candidate who receives the most votes is elected as MP for your constituency.

So the big thing left to do is to choose who to vote for and I came across these really useful graphics on @BBCNewsBeat via Twitter which shared the policies of each party and where they stand on some of the major topics and decisions in the coming years.

Have a quick flick through to select the party that most represents your own views.