This year people are predicting the lowest ever voter turn out for the general election, particularly among young people. Last year I learned that research was estimating close to 1 million young people would not be registered to vote at the general election. One million voices not heard on election day. Well, I was determined to do something.
A few months ago, I began having some conversations about this very issue. These conversations have now lead to action. A week of action called “Time to register” where many of us will be taking to the streets, using art, street demonstrations and social media to get young people aged 18-25 voting. At the moment it is just in county Durham, but we are encouraging people in any town and city to get involved. There’s no copywrite, we just want to get people voting. Here’s the facebook event if you want to get involved webcal://www.facebook.com/ical/u.php?uid=722507018&key=AQD7hey5xrmfRMiZ or use the hashtag #timetoregister to tell us about any events you plan to do.
And for a bit of inspiration, watch this!