Are young people engaged enough in politics and democracy? National Voter Registration Drive (1-7 February) aims to increase voter registration among the young – something that could also improve their chances of getting credit and a wide range of online services.
Bite The Ballot, a youth-led grassroots campaign formed in 2010, runs National Voter Registration Drive, and last year’s campaign saw a world-record breaking 441,500 people registered to vote.
Are the young registering to vote?
New Experian research has found that the number of people in the UK who will turn 18 this year on the electoral roll fell by 1.69 per cent compared to 2015’s coming of age voters. 56.7% of local authorities have seen the number fall this year. Continue reading