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Vote in general elections and referendums

To vote in a general election or a referendum, 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.

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Video: how the General Election works in nearly 60 seconds

For schools

General elections explained, for 11-18 year olds

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.