Your guide to voting in the 2017 general election in Lincoln

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As the country prepares for tomorrow’s snap general election, The Lincolnite has created a guide for all you need to know about voting in Lincoln.

Who’s standing in my area?

For the list of candidates running for the Lincoln seat, click or tap here.

The interviews

Six Lincoln MP candidates attended one on one interviews with The Lincolnite ahead of the June 8 general election.

Watch interviews with six of the seven candidates with The Lincolnite. Conservative candidate Karl McCartney was invited but declined the invitation.

The Debate

On June 5 The Lincolnite and BBC Radio Lincolnshire organised a live debate in front of a studio audience at the Drill Hall which was also streamed on Facebook and on the radio. Once again, six of the seven candidates took part in the event to face questions from voters.

Incumbent MP Karl McCartney was also invested but refused to attend.

Hear what the candidates had to say in the debate:

You can also see the audience’s reaction to the debate:

What about Karl McCartney?

Karl McCartney Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

In order to present voters with as many details about each candidate as possible, and for our readers to make an educated decision on June 8, The Lincolnite published this week a breakdown of Conservative Karl McCartney’s voting record, expenses and controversies.

Read the full story here. 

What do the people of Lincoln think?

The Lincolnite spoke to Lincoln residents on the High Street on the last day of campaigning to find out who they will be voting for and why.

What will happen on election day?

Polling stations open from 7am until 10pm and those registered to vote would have been sent their polling card in the post telling them where they can vote.

To find out more about whether you are registered to vote and where you can find your polling station, visit the City of Lincoln Council website here. 

The count

The counting process is managed by district councils. The Lincoln count takes place at The Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY from 10pm.

When will we find out the results?

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

A live blog will be running on both sites throughout the night and morning.

To join the conversation on social media follow #LincolnVotes.

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