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six long weeks of campaigning and now it's time for the british people to cast their votes after five years of a coalition government , i'm always as a reporter emily with a north london the focus today is not on the politicians and some the people and that choice as they decide across a six hundred fifty parliamentary constituencies like this one hey in islington south pizza likes to the next british parliament's , strict election rules mean no broadcasting of policy or politics on the day of the vote just the facts about forty million people are registered and nearly four thousand candidates are hoping to take up a cease in the house of commons parties needing three hundred twenty six of them to form a majority leaders hold a major policies casting their votes today label liza admin abounds first to arrive at the polling station followed quickly by leaders of you care scottish national policy the prime minister and his deputy for once all had little to say to the media but today is not just about the general election there are more than nine thousand council seats being contested across english local authorities and in some parts of the country may is also being elected thanks will be counted throughout the night after polls close at ten p. m. seats will be called into the small hours with final results expected on friday afternoon , and the one of the burning questions of all time you cannot take a selfie in a polling station it's not illegal but could get you arrested the advice in the electoral commission is to do it