MPs may have rejected calls for an early general election – but an autumn poll is widely expected. These are the key facts about being ready to vote.
Who can register to vote in a general election?
Anyone on the electoral register aged 18 or above on polling day has a vote. You have to be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. Although a date has not been set for a general election, you can register to vote at any time if you are 17 – or 15 in Scotland. You need to register at least 11 working days before an election.
How do I check if I am registered to vote?
You may already be registered. Contact your local