General Election 2017: How the vote will be announced for East Devon and Tiverton and Honiton

PUBLISHED: 11:53 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:24 12 June 2017

The candidates standing in the East Devon election. Sir Hugo Swire, Alison Eden, Claire Wright, Michael Val Davies, Jan Ross, Peter Faithfull and Bridgitte Graham.

The candidates standing in the East Devon election. Sir Hugo Swire, Alison Eden, Claire Wright, Michael Val Davies, Jan Ross, Peter Faithfull and Bridgitte Graham.

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Find out what will happen after the polls have closed on Thursday and when you can expect results to come in for East Devon and Tiverton and Honiton.

When do the polling stations close?

Polling stations will be open on June 8 from 7am until 10pm. Counting of votes will start immediately after the close and continue throughout the night, with the first seat usually being announced before midnight. In East Devon, votes will be counted at Knowle with Mid Devon District Council announcing the Tiverton and Honiton seat.

To find your polling station, enter your postcode on wheredoivote.co.uk

An exit poll is an opinion poll taken as people are leaving a polling station. It asks how they have voted. This will be carried out during the day on Thursday, June 8 and published after voting has closed.

When are the individual seat declaration times?

Estimated seat declaration times for East Devon and Tiverton and Honiton has been created based on forecasts obtained from local councils. At present East Devon is estimated to reveal its results from 4.30am and Tiverton and Honiton from 4am on June 9.

When is the final result expected?

The final result should be revealed sometime on the morning of Friday, June 9 with the first seats being declared from around midnight. Sunderland is often the first area to announce their results, doing so over the last six general elections.

In the UK we use the first-past-the-post voting system, which means the candidate with the most votes in each constituency becomes the MP for the area.

In order for a party to form a government it needs to obtain more than half of the seats in the House of Commons and there are 650 in total. The party with the second largest amount of seats becomes the main opposition party.

The Electoral Commission publishes the overall results and individual constituencies.

Vote counting can continue into the afternoon and traditionally St Ives is the last of the 650 constituencies across the country to declare.

The results will be reported live on the website as soon as they are revealed.

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