Published: Fri, December 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Dogs at polling stations are the best thing about the United Kingdom election

Dogs at polling stations are the best thing about the United Kingdom election

Polls across Wales are set to open for voting in the third United Kingdom general election in less than five years.

Polling stations across the country opened at 07:00 GMT and will close at 22:00 GMT.

After the vote, the new Prime Minister shall be introduced on Friday 13 December.

The House of Commons rejected three separate bills to hold a snap election, primarily due to concerns that a "No Deal Brexit" had not been taken off the table.

About 2.2 million adults are eligible to vote in Wales, with a 68% turnout at the 2017 general election.

If you are not sure where your polling station is, you can find out on the Electoral Commission website.

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However, if you're waiting in a queue to vote at that time you'll still be allowed to do so regardless of whether you're inside or outside the polling station.

The exception to right here's for folk vote casting in Northern Eire, who will ought to purchase some create of photo ID alongside, equivalent to a passport or using licence.

However the deadline to apply for both has already passed - if you wanted to vote by post you had to register by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

To solid your vote, merely put a tick, cross or color in the field of your chosen candidate.

According to the Electoral Commission, 'any eligible elector who is in a line at 10pm at their polling station for the goal of voting (whether the queue is inside or continues outside the station) must be able to vote.

Pencils will be provided for this, as the pens can get stained and possibly cause your ballot to spoil, which means your vote won't count.

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