On 6 May 2021 elections will take place across the UK. I have a voice has received funding from the UK Democracy Fund to get more young people voting in England's Local Council elections. If you're a teacher, or part of a youth group, and think all young people should be given the knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm to cast an informed vote in May then we want to hear from you. Our programme is aimed at 16 to 18 year olds in England and has three simple steps that are outlined below. We provide all of the resources & will lead a short series of live online sessions, including a Q&A with local councillor candidates.
Our three-step process
Step 1: ENGAGE - Register to vote
Click hereto find out what information you'll need to register to vote. We've also uploaded some posters and social media posts that you can use to encourage more young people to register. Young people are significantly less likely to be registered to vote - let's change that!
Step 2: EDUCATE - Why local elections matter
Sign-up to join our live online sessions that we are running in the lead up to the local elections, or use our free downloadable resource packto run sessions yourself! The sessions and resources cover the role of local councils and councillors, the importance of voting and what to expect on election day, how to find out about your local candidates and how to contact the winning candidates about what you want to see in your local area.