How the Election Process Works in the United Kingdom
What happens on Polling Day in the UK?
On Polling Day, every eligible resident may cast one vote in their local constituency. Polling may be done: in person at a polling station, by post or by proxy.
The candidate with the most votes becomes the local Member of Parliament (MP) for that area. This system is known as ‘first-past-the-post.’
The goal of each political party is to win 326 or more seats in the House of Commons in order to take power in the government.