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Are you voting in your first general election this year?

It has been announced that the general election will be held on Thursday 4th July 2024.

I want to know your thoughts of the general election, especially if this your first time voting in it - like me :biggrin:! How do you feel? Are you prepared? Or are you still thinking of voting if you are eligible?

Let me know below!
Emmanuella :smile:

OFFICIAL ELECTION DISCUSSION THREAD: 2024 General Election Official Discussion Thread - The Student Room
OFFICIAL ELECTION OPINION POLL: TSR General Election Opinion Poll: 23rd May 2024 - The Student Room

Check your eligilblity to vote: How to vote: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk
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Register to vote: Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
What type of photo ID can you bring?: How to vote: Photo ID you'll need - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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This will be my first although I voted in a by election, honestly I couldn’t be less excited if I tried. I will always vote however who I’m going to vote for is another matter. No one will follow through on promises regardless so it all just seems futile, although the tories need a wakeup call to end their complacency in believing they can do what they want and still maintain power
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It's my fourth :eek: general election to vote in but it gives me very fond memories of 2015, which was the last time we waited 5 years for an election. As I got interested in politics I was so excited for it and to vote :h:
this is my first time voting in a general election!!! as a bit of a politics nerd, im excited but a bit disheartened by the parties on offer 😐️
Original post by erin11
this is my first time voting in a general election!!! as a bit of a politics nerd, im excited but a bit disheartened by the parties on offer 😐️

you don't say :biggrin:!
This will be my second time. I voted by postal vote in my first one but voting at polling stations I find more exciting :biggrin:
Original post by emm4nuella
It has been announced that the general election will be held on Thursday 4th July 2024.
I want to know your thoughts of the general election, especially if this your first time voting in it - like me :biggrin:! How do you feel? Are you prepared? Or are you still thinking of voting if you are eligible?
Let me know below!
Emmanuella :smile:
Check your eligilblity to vote: How to vote: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Register to vote: Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

I turn 18 in September, so I was kind of hoping that they would hold it off until then so that I would vote haha! Having said that I was not prepared in the slightest and would have no clue who to vote for, so maybe it's a good idea that I'm not voting
Original post by emm4nuella
It has been announced that the general election will be held on Thursday 4th July 2024.
I want to know your thoughts of the general election, especially if this your first time voting in it - like me :biggrin:! How do you feel? Are you prepared? Or are you still thinking of voting if you are eligible?
Let me know below!
Emmanuella :smile:
Check your eligilblity to vote: How to vote: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Register to vote: Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Good links, don't forget your photo ID either.
Original post by emm4nuella
It has been announced that the general election will be held on Thursday 4th July 2024.
I want to know your thoughts of the general election, especially if this your first time voting in it - like me :biggrin:! How do you feel? Are you prepared? Or are you still thinking of voting if you are eligible?
Let me know below!
Emmanuella :smile:
Check your eligilblity to vote: How to vote: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Register to vote: Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Grow your Graders - if you are eligible to vote in this year's general election then let me know your thoughts especially if this will be your first time voting in a general election!

And even if you are too young to vote, let me know your general thoughts about the general election (see what I did there!!) :biggrin:

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Reply 9
my 18th is in november so there was a part of me hoping the election would’ve been just that bit later lol!! tho tbh the closest i had to a made up mind was anything but conservative
I am voting in my first general election this year! I voted in my first election at the start of this month for Lincolnshire's PCC which is very boring in comparison to this one.
Original post by emm4nuella
Grow your Graders - if you are eligible to vote in this year's general election then let me know your thoughts especially if this will be your first time voting in a general election!
And even if you are too young to vote, let me know your general thoughts about the general election (see what I did there!!) :biggrin:

Spoiler



could i be added to this tagging list please? ty!!
Reply 12
Me when the election is three days before my birthday so I can't vote: 🫠
No but it is interesting because from a northern irish perspective sinn fein may as well get the gains that they got in the local election 2 years ago too, which would mean that they would be the second part of the UK with a Nationalist party majority (and only if opinion of the SNP gets any lower lmao)
But I'll be watching with popcorn as the results come out for England because believe you me: tory hate is universal
I'm old enough to vote in the Senedd elections here in Wales but not for the general elections for a while yet.... I haven't really made my mind up but the general feeling is not conservative and who ever I feel is more likely to win of the more lift wing groups
Reply 14
Yepp voting in my first general election this year :smile: i did the one earlier this month for mayor of London and the other two also (cannot remember the other things you voted for haha). Honestly i found it quite hard last time cause of options, and i'm sure this one will be similar but it is what it is i guess, we're here voting for a reason still and that's what counts :smile:. personally i'm not big into politics, neither do i really see a point in it sometimes but it is interesting following voting and nice seeing people all coming together as well informing ppl about voting :smile:. Also i kinda wish i voted at polling stations cause it seems more of an experience, but i did postal last time so we'll see if i'll change haha
Kids whom have grown up remembering nothing but the *****y conservatives finally get to vote them out. Do us all a favour would you?
Original post by MP_25
Yepp voting in my first general election this year :smile: i did the one earlier this month for mayor of London and the other two also (cannot remember the other things you voted for haha). Honestly i found it quite hard last time cause of options, and i'm sure this one will be similar but it is what it is i guess, we're here voting for a reason still and that's what counts :smile:. personally i'm not big into politics, neither do i really see a point in it sometimes but it is interesting following voting and nice seeing people all coming together as well informing ppl about voting :smile:. Also i kinda wish i voted at polling stations cause it seems more of an experience, but i did postal last time so we'll see if i'll change haha

Yes, last time for the Mayor of London elections I voted at the polling station! It was a nice experience :smile:
yes duh of course! it is literally the only i thing i have been wanting to do when i turn 18
even if i have to tactically vote, at least im inputting something
Original post by emm4nuella
Yes, last time for the Mayor of London elections I voted at the polling station! It was a nice experience :smile:
That's more exciting the police and crime commissioner lol
Original post by biggaymer420
yes duh of course! it is literally the only i thing i have been wanting to do when i turn 18
even if i have to tactically vote, at least im inputting something

what party/ies are you swaying towards? have you voted in the opinion poll? https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7482307 @biggaymer420
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