Dates for the diary: Your guide to the general election on June 8

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With the general election taking place on Thursday, June 8, Lincolnshire Reporter has created a guide to the dates and info you need to know.

Theresa May announced the snap general election on April 18 after claiming that divisions at Westminster risked Brexit negotiations.

Who’s standing in my area?

For a full list of candidates in Greater Lincolnshire, click here.

Can I vote?

You must be registered to vote, 18 or over, a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen and not legally excluded.

Anyone wishing to vote in the general election who has not registered before must register by 11:59pm on May 22.

Anyone wishing to vote by post at the election, completed postal vote applications must be received by 5pm on May 23.

To register, click or tap here.

Council contacts

To check if you’re registered to vote and to find your polling station, visit your local council website via the following links:

What will happen on election day?

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Those already registered to vote will receive a poll card from May 8 to inform them of their polling station.

The counts

The counting process will be managed by district councils and will take place at the following venues from 10pm:

  • Boston Borough Council
    • Peter Paine Performance Centre, Rosebery Avenue, Boston, PE21 7QR
  • City of Lincoln Council
    • The Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY
  • East Lindsey District Council
    • Meridian Leisure Centre, Wood Lane, Louth, LN11 8RS
  • North Kesteven District Council
    • OneNK Sports Centre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, LN6 9AX
  • South Holland District Council
    • Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, PE12 6ET
  • South Kesteven District Council
    • The Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ
  • West Lindsey District Council
    • West Lindsey Leisure Centre, The Avenue, Gainsborough, DN21 1EP
  • North Lincolnshire Council
    • The Pods, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1AA
  • North East Lincolnshire Council
    • Grimsby Auditorium, Cromwell Road, Grimsby DN31 2BH

When will we know the results?

Results will be published live by The Lincolnite and Lincolnshire Reporter websites and on social media.

A liveblog will be running on Lincolnshire Reporter throughout the night and morning.

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