People sometimes try to the result of an election weeks before it takes place. Several hundred people are asked which party they prefer, and their answers are used to guess the result of the coming election. This is called a (an) . Meanwhile each party conducts its election with meetings, speeches, television commercials and party members going from door to door encouraging people to their party. In Britain everyone over 18 is eligible to . The place where people go to vote in an election is called a and the day of the election is often known as day. The voters put their votes in a box and later they are counted. The with the most votes is then declared the winner.