Hours left to vote Yes or No to new voting system

Voters have been casting their votes today on whether they want to change the way MPs are chosen in parliamentary elections or not.

If the majority of voters opt for a Yes vote in today’s referendum, the first past the post system will switch to an Alternative Vote system.

Rather than placing an X next to the preferred candidate, voters would then be able to rank prospective MPs according to preference.

However, if voters return a No vote, the existing winner-takes-all system will remain in place. Polling booths will close at 10pm today.

Results will be announced tomorrow afternoon.


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Voters are advised to bring along their poll cards, although voting will be permitted without them.

Stations have relocated since last year’s elections:

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CA Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square

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CD Mayesbrook Home, Bevan Avenue

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DD Ripple Centre, 121-125 Ripple Road

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KD Bethel Church, Parsloes Avenue

Formerly at Parsloes Primary School, Shortcrofts Road

RA Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane

Formerly at The Salvation of God Church, Heathway

RC Dagenham Park Sports Hall, Dagenham Park Community School, School Road

Formerly at River Ward Community Centre, Oval Road North

TA Education Suite, Visitors Centre, Valence House Museum, Margery Road

Formerly at Valence Primary School, Bonham Road

TB Brocklebank Lodge, Becontree Avenue

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TC Brocklebank Lodge, Becontree Avenue

Formerly at Henry Green School, Chittys Lane

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