Everything you need to know for this year's general election

Can I vote?
• You must be registered
• Be 18 years of age or over on polling day
• Be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
• Be legally allowed to vote

How do I register?
Go here to register, by 22 May. They’ll ask you some very simple questions.

You don’t need to if:
• you’re already registered
• you applied to register for local elections which took place earlier this year

Should I vote in person or by post?
It's totally up to you. The polls are open from 7am-10pm on Thursday 8 June.

If you'd like to vote by post then register first, fill out this form and then send it back to your local authority by 24 May.

A postal vote can be sent to your home address or any other address that you provide.

How does the voting process work?

• You’ll receive one ballot paper
• Mark an ‘X’ next to the person you want to elect to represent your area
• The votes are then counted and the person with the most votes will become your local MP
• They'll get a seat in the House of Commons
• The party with the most seats will then most probably form a Government

I'm living overseas, what should I do?

If you were registered for the EU referendum last year and you haven’t been asked to renew your registration then you don't need to do anything.
If not, make sure you renew as soon as possible.

If you’re unsure, contact Kent County Council or your local authority.