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LRC General Election displayThis week we’re looking at how to find out about your local candidates for the General Election.

You can use the Your Vote Matters Post code search box to find who the candidates are and where your local polling station is. You can also do this on the Who Can I Vote for website which gives you a handy map to find your polling station.

 

Follow Your Vote Matters on Twitter @YourVote_UK for daily facts on voting running up to and including election day Thursday 8 June. If you are still undecided about the candidates and their political parties take a look at Easy News‘s special General Election Manifesto Special Edition for June. You can download it from their website. We have a copy on display in the Learning Resources Centre.

First News readers have finished voting in their mini General Election. Find out how they voted on their Junior Election Headlines page.

Why not drop into our Learning Resources Centre to see our display on the General Election? And read Easy News‘s special General Election Manifesto Special Edition to make your mind up!

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2017 Easy Read Guide to Voting in the General ElectionThe General Election is on 8 June. Our students on the Step Up to Functional Skills and Interviews course have been discussing this in class. As a result we’ve come up with some handy sources to help you vote in the election.

Easy News has created a special issue for April/May dedicated to the election. You can download this for free from the website.

The Electoral Commission has produced 2017 – an Easy Read Guide to Voting in the Election which explains:

  • what voting is and how it works
  • how to register to vote
  • what to do if you want to vote by post
  • how to get someone to vote on your behalf
  • how to vote at a polling station.

We also get the weekly newspaper First News which makes the news easier to understand. They are running a reader mock general election. Take a look at their General Election page for an easy read on what the different parties stand for.

Register to vote on the UK Government website. You will need your national insurance number. You can also register by post with this form if you live in England/Wales. You need to register by 1159am on Monday 22 May.  You can download this form to register for a vote by post if you are away from home on election day. Your Vote Matters website has a handy search engine so you can find your local authority to register to vote in person or send them a form to get a postal vote.