Increased Security in UK for Britain's General Election
Security will be stepped up at polling stations during the general election in UK in light of the London terror attack.
Police forces across the UK will be increasing their presence at polling stations on Thursday, June 8 as people go to the polls to vote in the general election called three years early by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Security expects have warned that there is a “significant risk” at polling stations as they may be targeted in the same fashion that other places around the UK have been targeted and attacked in the last three months.
Authorities in the UK believe that stepping up security near polling stations and increasing the amount of police officers out and about on the streets will help to deter anyone who might be planning to disrupt the voting process.
May originally called for the election to come three years early in the hopes of strengthening the post-Brexit vote parliament in order to create more favorable conversations and talks about Brexit in terms of trade, border security and counter-terrorism.
Security will be on a lot of voters' minds as the general election comes just days after the London attack that killed eight people and weeks after the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 23 adults and children and while the UK remains at a state of heightened security.