Registering on the electoral roll and voting are vital to getting your voice heard in local and general elections. If you have opinions on matters affecting you, your friends, your family… VOTE and make your opinions known! What’ve you got to lose?
How do I register to vote?
It’s simple, can be done online, and only takes about 5 minutes. To be eligible to vote, you must be:
• Aged 16 or over (you can register at 14 in Scotland but can’t vote until 16)
• A UK, Irish, EU, or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address
You need your National Insurance number handy if you have one, but you can still register without one.
All you need to do is go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and follow the instructions on the website.
Why should I register to vote?
There are loads of reasons you should register to vote – your local council and the government make decisions on all kinds of issues based on YOUR votes.
If you’re interested in or concerned about any of the following issues…
• Rights at work
• Education funding
• Health services
• Travel abroad
• Rights for minority groups
• Community safety
… and many, many more, then you should vote! You could help shape your future by telling politicians what YOU want to see in your local communities and on a national scale.