Vote in the General Election 2017

Posted on 6 June 2017

Don't forget to cast your vote and make your mark this Thursday 8 June.

8 June 2017. Make your mark: turn out to VOTE.

In the 2015 General Election only 43 per cent of 18 to 24 year-olds voted. 35 per cent fewer than people aged 65 and over. Your vote matters - turn out and you could really make a difference.

Over a million young people registered to vote since the prime minister, Theresa May, called for the general election on 18 April 2017. But it's common for turnout amongst young voters to be low - less than half actually cast a vote in the last general election in 2015. To really make a difference it's not enough to register - you have to remember to vote.

Where can I vote?

Polling station for students registered to vote as living on Campus East (Constantine, Langwith and Goodricke): Ron Cooke Hub.

Polling station for students registered as living on Campus West (Alcuin, Derwent, James, Vanbrugh and Wentworth): Vanbrugh.

Polling station for Halifax is Heslington Village Meeting Room.

All polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

If you registered to vote you should receive a poll card through the mail telling you where and when to vote at your local polling station. If you haven't registered, it is unfortunately too late.

Don't worry if you haven't received your poll card yet. As long as you registered to vote you can still go to your polling station, provide your name and address, and vote.

Where you can vote is determined by your constitutency.

York has two constituencies, York Central and York Outer. If you're not sure which constituency you are in, you can check this using the Constituency Finder on the Parliament.uk website.

Students registered to vote as living on Campus East or Campus West will be in York Outer. See left to check your polling station.

If you're not living on campus, you can see what polling stations you can use on the City of York Council website: York CentralYork Outer.

When in doubt, contact the Electoral Registration Officer to ask them to confirm which polling station you should use: electoral.services@york.gov.uk

Understand the issues

The policies enacted by the next government will affect your future. Make sure you understand what's at stake.

Main party manifestos

*Note: SNP is the third largest party in the UK parliament, but only has candidates in Scotland.

Read the manifestos of the main parties (listed to the right).

We were fortunate enough to host BBC Question Time 'Leaders Special' at York, and you can still watch the event on iPlayer to hear how Theresa May (Conservative) and Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) responded to voters' questions.

You can also watch the Leaders Special with Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats) and Nicola Sturgeon (SNP).

We've also provided a series of articles providing expert reaction to election issues: 

And you can watch our expert reactions recorded for Question Time on YouTube:

Make sure your voice is heard. Make the future yours. Vote.