Whilst voters across the nation are taking their opportunity to shape the future government, the latest opinion polls are continuing to show a deadlock between the two main parties, Labour and Conservative.
With the outcome too close to call and the prospect of a hung parliament becoming all the more likely, every single vote today is key to the final result.
Whilst the Tories and Labour are appearing to go neck-and-neck until the very end, the latest opinion polls have UKIP on 11%, with Ipsos MORI putting the Liberal Democrats on 8%, whilst the Ashcroft National Poll shows them standing at 10%.
In one of the biggest pre-election polls, a YouGov survey of 10,000 voters for The Sun had the main parties on 34% each, with 17% saying they had not yet made up their minds.
Every single vote is precious to the party leaders. This was evident as they all stepped out to cast their votes early.
David Cameron, who believes this year’s voters will “define a generation”, accompanied his wife Samantha at a polling station in his Witney constituency in Oxfordshire, whilst his main rival Ed Miliband, joined by his wife Justine in his Doncaster North seat, in attempts to get ahead in the battle for No 10.
With UKIP trailing considerably in the opinion polls, UKIP party leader Nigel Farage cast his vote in his Kent constituency of Thanet South. In order to keep his leadership of the party, he needs to secure his seat in this area.
Ms Sturgeon, who submitted her vote in Glasgow East said her party was “within touching distance” of a majority of Scottish seats at Westminster for the first time and being able to make sure “the voice of Scotland is going to be heard more loudly at Westminster than it has ever been heard before”.
Last to vote today was Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg following his campaign from Land’s End to John O’Groats, who was voting with wife Miriam in his Sheffield Hallam constituency.
With the voting entering its closing stages, the hopeful party leaders can do no more but to wish for the outcome they both want and need.