How Young People Can Make a Difference in This Years General Election

Only 56% of people aged 17-24 are registered to vote.  Compare this to over 65's and 96% are registered to vote.  I wrote an article a few months ago on how young people are disconnected from our political system, something which is still evident, though new movements and campaigns are doing a lot to tackle this.
The government should do more to engage young voters, however if so few are actually going to vote then this isn't going to happen any time soon. In fact, with the government making further budget cuts, young people are going to be an easy target.

If young people voted in large numbers, then the government will be forced to listen and take the views and concerns of young people seriously.  In fact, the main party leaders (excluding Farage) did take part in a Q&A session 'Ask The Leaders' where young people challenged them over policies and more.  You can read analysis and watch the full sessions here.

Voting can make a difference as long as as many people as possible sign up to do so.  So, if you're not registered to vote, take a couple of minutes out of your day to get signed up by clicking here.

For more information on voting and why you should vote, as well as the latest debate among young people- search for 'Bite the Ballot' and 'Stand up Be Counted', two good causes aiming to engage young people in politics.



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