General Election 2017: The polls have opened – please turn out to vote

The polls have opened. They close at 10pm tonight. Identification is not required to vote at a polling station. You simply need to give your name and address. You do not need your poll card, though it makes it a little quicker if you have it. If you are not certain where to vote, type your postcode into the Electoral Commission website.

On election day, tellers stand outside polling stations and ask voters for the number on their polling card. We use this information to check who has voted and remind those who haven’t voted to do so. You don’t need to give tellers any information if you don’t want to.

The Electoral Commission provides further information.

Good luck and please vote if you can.