Are you registered to vote?
In the 2015 general election the Conservatives won with a majority of just over 11 million votes. But nearly 16 million registered voters didn’t turn out to vote. That’s more than the number of votes received by Labour, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats all added together!
Worse still, in the 18-24 age group a staggering 57% didn’t turn out to vote.
— The Youth Vote UK (@TheYouthVoteUK) April 30, 2017
Now more than ever it is essential that people get out to vote. You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums. To vote in the General Election on June 8, you need to register by 11:59pm on May 22.
Click the button below to go to the gov.uk website to register. You will need your National Insurance number, and you might need your passport number. Registering takes roughly 2 minutes.
You can also opt to vote by postal ballot if you’re unlikely to be able to make it to the polling stations on June 8.