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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.

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