Voting in the General Election

Voting in the general election

To vote in the UK General Election on Thursday 7 May 2015, you need to be on the electoral register. Find out how to register to vote and about the different ways you can cast your vote, so you can take part.

How do I register to vote?

How do I register to vote?

Find out how to register online or by post to ensure you can place your vote on 7 May 2015.

What are the different ways to vote?

Voting in an election

Explore your options, including voting in person, by post or choosing someone to vote on your behalf on 7 May 2015.

How can I stand in an election?

Standing for Parliament

Find out what you need to get started to stand as a candidate in a general election.

Are you registered to vote?

The general election will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015. To vote in the election you must be on the electoral register. You can register online or by post.

The deadline to register to vote in the election is Monday 20 April 2015.

Living Heritage

Before 1918 no women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. Discover how the right to vote was extended to different sectors of society over the years.