Do I get fined for not voting?Watch
You can get fined for not registering to vote if you are required to, but the UK does not operate a compulsory voting system.
The UK does not have compulsory voting laws.
To answer your question though, I have not voted in a couple of elections in the past and have not received a fine.
Hi guys, I applied for the electoral register a year ago since I was planning to apply for a credit card, I did this voluntarily. The London mayor election is today but unfortunately it isn’t feasible for me to vote since the nearest polling station is quite far and I have got 2 appointments today. My friend told me that I would be fined if I’m on the electoral register (which I am) but don’t vote, can someone please confirm this? I haven’t found anything on the gov.uk website that answers my question. Thanks!