First time voters were keen to show their excitement on social media, tweeting selfies with the trending hashtag #IVoted, and many are also a part of #GenerationVote.
With a large amount of speculation that young voters are key in this year’s general election, especially with the high use of social media, it has been predicted that we could see one of the highest turn outs at the polls in nearly 20 years, with more than 70% of britons expected to vote; compared to 65% in 2010.
Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat have all jumped on the general election hype, with twitter trending young voters selfies, Facebook have an I Voted button that shares to their friends’ feeds that they have voted, and snapchat have a live story of Britons around the country giving their votes at their local polling stations; namely young voters.
As the time draws nearer to 10pm and polling stations officially close, votes will be counted in each constituency and the results will be in for ,perhaps, one of the closest elections in UK history.
#IVoted because people died to give me that right. 15.9 million people didn't vote in the 2010 election. Don't be part of that statistic.
— Az 1879 (@adcaffrey) May 7, 2015
— Victoria Corriette (@victoriamariec) May 7, 2015
#IVoted for an end to austerity and for our NHS.
— Amy (@thisisamy_) May 7, 2015
Just got home #IVoted
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) May 7, 2015
It's just a cross in a box. It takes 10 seconds. People died so you could do that. Please Vote ! 🇬🇧🇬🇧 #IVoted
— Aaron Bumby (@Aaron_Bumby) May 7, 2015