Typical election 2019: Voters set to head to polls throughout the British isles – BBC News

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The Uk is heading to the polls for the country’s 3rd standard election in considerably less than five many years.

The contest, the initially to be held in December in nearly 100 decades, follows those in 2015 and 2017.

Polling stations in 650 constituencies throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 07:00 GMT.

Soon after the polls close at 22:00 GMT, counting will commence straight absent. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday early morning.

A full of 650 MPs will be preferred beneath the very first-earlier-the-write-up program utilized for general elections, in which the prospect who secures the most votes in every single person constituency is elected.

In 2017, Newcastle Central was the first constituency to declare, announcing its consequence about an hour following polls closed.

Elections in the Uk traditionally acquire area every single 4 or 5 years. But, in Oct, MPs voted for the next snap poll in as quite a few decades. It is the to start with winter election considering the fact that 1974 and the very first to take spot in December considering the fact that 1923.

Anybody aged eighteen or in excess of is suitable to vote, as extended as they are a British citizen or qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Eire and have registered to vote. Registration closed on 26 November.

Adhere to election evening on the BBC

  • Enjoy the election night unique withHuw Edwardsfrom 21:fifty five GMTon BBC 1, the BBC News Channel, iPlayer
  • As polls near at 22:00, the BBC will publish anexit pollthroughout all its platforms, which include @bbcbreaking and @bbcpolitics
  • The BBC Information website and application will provide youare living protection and the most recent investigationduring the night time
  • We will aspect results for every constituency as they appear in witha postcode search, map and scoreboards
  • Stick to @bbcelection forevery single constituency result
  • From 21:45 GMT,Jim NaughtieandEmma Barnettwill host stay election night protection on BBC Radio four, with BBC Radio five reside joining for a simulcast from midnight

Aspects about the place to vote can be found on the Electoral Fee web page and are also shown on polling cards sent to households.

Folks do not want a polling card to be capable to vote but will will need to give their identify and deal with at their neighborhood polling station. Folks can only vote for just one applicant or their ballot paper will not be counted.

Ahead of the poll, the elections watchdog has reminded voters that getting selfies and other photographs within polling stations is not permitted and may perhaps be a breach of the law.

Lots of people have currently put a cross subsequent to the title of their favoured candidate by voting by write-up – more than 7 million men and women used a postal vote two decades back.

These who applied for a postal vote but have nonetheless to return it to their Electoral Place of work must do so by 22:00. Alternatively, they can hand it into their nearby polling station by the close of polls.

According to the BBC’s weather forecast, Thursday will be a damp day in a lot of pieces of the country, with highs of five levels Celsius in Edinburgh, nine in Cardiff, 7 in Belfast and eight in London.

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