Parliament has be broken down and the election campaign is under way. But what does that planned and how is it organised?
Here are our answers to just some of the questions we have received from readers.
Candidates standing in the election, their campaign negotiators and official eyewitness registered in advance with the Electoral Commission are entitled to witness the vote count taking place.
In theory, members of the public may also view the vote count if they have applied to their local official in advance.
If the authority decides they have the capacity for the individual to attend they will do so as a client of the returning patrolman.