For the big day today Thursday, May 7, here are the basics for anyone planning on voting in the 2015 general election:
If you haven’t registered to vote (including by post or proxy - except an emergency proxy, see below), it’s too late. Check to see if you are registered at aboutmyvote.co.uk.
You should have received a polling card with your details, polling number and your polling station location.
You don’t need the polling card when you vote, they will ask for your name and address to check you are registered.
Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.
Find your polling station using your postcode at the About My Vote website.
You can take your pet with you.
The Electoral Commission advises voters against photography inside polling stations so that they can avoid inadvertently breaching laws on the secrecy of ballots. So the advice is to save the selfie until you are outside.