Both U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her opposition counterpart Jeremy Corbyn missed the first big TV debate of the election.
The next election was originally scheduled for 2020.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Monday she will ask Scotland's parliament for permission to hold a second independence vote.
Scotland wants to remain a member of the European Union, but membership isn't guaranteed if it leaves the U.K.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon thinks Scotland could stop the Brexit, or at least leave the U.K. to stay in the EU.