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    • By 6am 18th Apr 17, 12:14 PM
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    Will I be able to vote in the general election?
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    • 18th Apr 17, 12:14 PM
    Will I be able to vote in the general election? 18th Apr 17 at 12:14 PM
    If we exchange and complete before the 8th of June how will it affect my right to vote? Will I be able to vote at my old address though technically I will no longer live there?
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    • By hazyjo 18th Apr 17, 12:19 PM
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    I presume old info stands. Scroll down.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32317811
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    As long as you have your polling card I don't see why not.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 18th Apr 17, 12:44 PM
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    As long as you have your polling card I don't see why not.
    Originally posted by Fraise
    You don't need a polling card to vote. Just turn up and give your name and address. No ID needed (except for N Ireland).
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    • By Torry Quine 18th Apr 17, 12:47 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 12:47 PM
    Yes you can vote if you've moved, it just needs to be at the polling station for the place you are on the electoral roll. If it's too far then you could get a postal vote.
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    • By tealady 18th Apr 17, 1:27 PM
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    If you have a preference for a particular candidate / party you could ask them how to set up a proxy vote.
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    • By teddysmum 18th Apr 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 3:28 PM
    If you aren't too far from your present home, where you vote possibly won't make any difference, as a general election is for an MP who will cover quite a large area.
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