You have basically one chance every five years to affect change. Here are a few reasons why you might want to register to vote (and then subsequently vote on May 7th).
- You can make a difference. – If all the young people who don’t vote did – we would have the power to change the outcome of the election. Your one vote may seem insignificant, but if everyone thinks like that – then a huge swathe of people who aren’t voting could be changing the country’s political landscape. What if there is only one or two votes in the race, and you don’t vote….
- A vote is a privilege in this world – It shouldn’t be, but unfortunately there are still millions of people who do not get to exercise the right to vote in a fair election. Show all those who have fought, and continue to fight for their right to vote, some respect, gratitude, and solidarity by using yours.
- You deserve to be counted – No one will know who you voted for but they will know you voted. They will know that you care about the country and how it’s governed. That puts pressure on politicians to act with the interests of the many, rather than ‘the few who bothered to turn up and vote’.
- You and your opinion’s matter – Don’t let anyone tell you they don’t. Whoever you choose to vote for, let yourself be counted, and let your voice/vote be heard.
- You won’t regret it – If you vote for someone you believe in you can be proud knowing you stood by your convictions. You may regret it if you don’t vote and someone you can’t stand is running the country come May. Like I said, we have one chance every 5 years to elect our MP’s, and low turn-outs are proven to benefit extremist parties!
You have until 20th April (Monday) to register to vote and you can do so using the below link. Registering does not commit you to voting, but if you don’t do it you won’t be able to vote full stop.
- Register to vote HERE. (It only takes a minute).
- If you want to vote but can’t decide who for, try this policies over personalities quiz HERE – it’s pretty interesting to take the personalities out of the equation!
Do you vote? What are you reason’s for turning up, or not turning up on polling day?