News 9 May 2017
Author: Sam

How to vote & why it’s so crucial that you do

Author Sam
9 May 2017

The general election is coming to a polling booth near you very, very soon. June 8 to be exact.

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re young – not to stereotype, but there aren’t that many forty plusses who are on the grime wave.

So here’s a couple of facts about the youth vote for you. One: 18 to 24 year olds always have the lowest turnout of all age categories in elections. Two: if as many 18 to 24 year olds had voted on the referendum as old crusties, it is almost certain that the result would have been different.

So to say that your vote is unimportant is about as wrong as Dennis Rodman’s weekend wardrobe selection…

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In short, young people have the potential to sway the general election with their votes, if they put the Nike slogan into effect and Just Do It. And if they do that, it will mean that the government has to pay much more attention to what young people actually want.

It’s a win win, and it’s easy, so here’s how you do it.

First step  – if you haven’t before, you need to register. All you have to do is go to this site, input your details (including National Insurance number), and you’re done. It’s a five minute process, so if you play this classic cypher, and then click the link and type quick, you should be done by the second Skepta verse.

You have until 22 May to register, but do it today to avoid any chance of government opps shutting down the internet to stop the youth from voting.

The next step is to go and vote. That will be on June 8 itself, and just require you to go to your local polling station and put pen to paper. We’ll be giving you a round-up of your voting options over the coming days, to help with your choice. But for now, go register (here in case you missed it) so your voice can be heard.