Polling day
Election Night
Election day refers
to the day when
general elections
are held.
on a Sunday
(to get as
many voters
as possible)
on a weekd...
Polling stations
 Voters receive a poll
card from the returning
officer at their local
authority with details of
their al...
 the voter's name
and address are
marked off on the
list of electors
(can not vote twice).
 On a separate list (called t...
papers without these features are not counted.
 If the ballot paper has been spoilt, the presiding
officer/poll clerk can...
a tendered ballot
If a voter requests a ballot paper but someone
has already voted in their name, they can only
get a ten...
At the close
of poll
the slot at the top of the ballot box is
sealed by the presiding officer or poll
clerk
the ballot b...
Election Night
It usually refers to the evening after an
election day
the votes are counted and everyone is
waiting for ...
close at 10 pm
the votes are counted immediately.
The earliest results are declared by
about 11 pm
most are declared b...
When all the results are known
or when one party achieves an absolute
majority of the seats in the House of
Commons, the ...
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Polling day

polling day - the day appointed for an election
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Polling day

  • 1. Polling day Election Night
  • 2. Election day refers to the day when general elections are held. on a Sunday (to get as many voters as possible) on a weekday a weekday election day a public holiday
  • 3. Polling stations  Voters receive a poll card from the returning officer at their local authority with details of their allocated polling place.  They don`t have to show the poll card or any other form of identification at the polling place in order to vote (with the exception of Northern Ireland, where one piece of photographic ID must be presented at the polling station)
  • 4.  the voter's name and address are marked off on the list of electors (can not vote twice).  On a separate list (called the corresponding number list) the presiding officer or poll clerk writes the voter's elector number next to the unique identifying number of the ballot paper. (opened only by the order of a court in case the election result is challenged.)
  • 5. papers without these features are not counted.  If the ballot paper has been spoilt, the presiding officer/poll clerk can handout a new one after the old ballot paper is cancelled.  The voter marks the ballot papers in a voting booth  and place it in the ballot box.  Voters get the ballot paper  ballot papers have an official mark and a unique identifying number.
  • 6. a tendered ballot If a voter requests a ballot paper but someone has already voted in their name, they can only get a tendered ballot. It is not placed in the ballot box. the Presiding Officer connected it with the voter's name. Although these ballots are not counted or included at the count
  • 7. At the close of poll the slot at the top of the ballot box is sealed by the presiding officer or poll clerk the ballot box is transported by the presiding officer to the central counting location.
  • 8. Election Night It usually refers to the evening after an election day the votes are counted and everyone is waiting for the election result.
  • 9. close at 10 pm the votes are counted immediately. The earliest results are declared by about 11 pm most are declared by 3 or 4 am some constituencies do not declare their results until the following day. Each individual MP assumes office immediately upon the declaration by the local returning officer.
  • 10. When all the results are known or when one party achieves an absolute majority of the seats in the House of Commons, the first response comes from the current Prime Minister. If a majority has not been achieved, and it is obvious that another party has the numbers to form a government, the Prime Minister submits his/her resignation to the Monarch.