TODAY’S election will decide the UK’s future for the next five years and what happens with Brexit.
Some will cast a tactical vote. So what is it and how can you decide who to vote for?
What is tactical voting?
Tactical voting is when someone backs a candidate they wouldn’t normally support, to stop someone else winning.
This often occursin a constituency where two parties are in a tight race and candidates from other parties sit far behind.
If a voter believes their candidate sits too far behind in the race to stand a chance at winning they may choose to vote for their favourite of the two who are in with a chance.
In this general election, voting tactically could help MPs who share voters’ views on Brexit win more seats.
A survey found that of 1,500 voters questioned, 24 per cent said they planned to vote tactically to keep out a candidate they dislike, the BBC reported.
That compares with 66 per cent who said they would vote for their first preference – regardless of how likely they were to win.
The remaining 10 per cent said they didn’t know.
Some believe that by using tactical voting, Brexit could be stopped.
The website tactical.vote promises to show voters how they can stop the Tories by entering their postcode.
Who should I vote for in the 2019 election?
In the run up to today’s historic vote, all the major parties released manifestos outlining where they stand on key issues.
- Conservative Party manifesto
- Labour Party manifesto
- Liberal Democrat Party manifesto
- Brexit Party manifesto
And if you don’t have time to wade through all those, take our handy quiz to find out which party deserves your vote.