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Elections and voting

Frequently Asked Questions are listed in order of popularity.

What is the history of the Right to Vote in Britain?
In 1800, the right to vote was based on wealth and gender (male). Less that 3 adults out of every 100 could vote. Since the, there have been some significant changes to the voting regulations

Who can vote in a general election?
Only persons registered to vote are entitled to vote. Those eligible to vote are

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red dot What is a General Election?

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red dot Which political parties received the most votes in the 2001 general election?

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