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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.
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    • 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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    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 eggha 18th Apr 17, 12:58 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 12:58 PM
    a deadline by when you must register to vote will be announced by the Electoral Commission in due course like they do every time there is an election. It will be on their website (the deadline for May's votes has now passed). If you are quick (and want to?) you can change it over to the new address as the June election deadline has patently not yet been set so has not yet closed !

    http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/registering-to-vote-and-the-electoral-register

    You can change your address details right now using the online system.

    However, as it stands at the moment, you have a registered vote but will have to use it in the place where it is registered - your old constituency.
    Last edited by eggha; 18-04-2017 at 1:02 PM.
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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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    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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