No vote, no say | Andrea Jones

It’s now less than three weeks until the General Election which, according to the politicians and the media, could shape the country for a generation. So it’s important to make sure you can have your say. 

A couple of years ago a new electoral system was brought in – ‘Individual Electoral Registration’. The system changes so each individual has to register to vote, rather than the previous ‘head of the household’.  What this means is that young people in particular are missing out on their opportunity to vote in elections. 

Research by the Electoral Commission suggests that just 67% of 18…

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