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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.