This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of elections and voting.

You can further your learning using the teaching resources and additional reading links at the bottom of the page. To receive your Certificate of Participation please complete the short feedback survey at the end of the module.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

• explain how UK general elections work
• identify different elections across the UK
• understand some of the electoral processes used around the world

Before you get started…

This module explores some of the key questions your students may have around elections and voting. Take notes and write down your response to each question before moving on to the resource. Return to your initial responses at the end of each section and add anything you’ve learned to your notes.

What are UK general elections?


What does this look like in action?

What other elections take place across the UK?

Who can vote in UK elections?


What other voting systems are used around the world?


Find teaching ideas and resources for the classroom here.

Take it further

Find further reading on the work of UK Parliament here.

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