Bite The Ballot. Take Power. July 25, 2014

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A party neutral movement on a mission to empower young voters.

Bite the Ballot is a not for profit organisation that empowers young people to speak up and act, to make their votes and opinions count. We inspire young people to be counted and make informed decisions at the ballot box, encouraging them to take power and become the champions that will change the face of British politics. We are not affiliated to any political party – we think they all need to do more for the youth vote. Our core values when engaging those furthest away from politics are to be unconventional, inclusive and bold. Three words you may not associate with today’s politics.

Why Register to Vote?

When politicians think about writing policies, they write policies for the people on the electoral register and those who vote. And who do they see when they look at the electoral register? Not young people. Only about half of young people are registered, whereas 96% of older people are. Just being registered to vote gives you power, it means they have to start thinking about you.

How do I register?

Registering to vote isn’t as easy as it should be, but it’s about to get a whole lot easier. This month Bite the Ballot will launch its own, simpler electoral registration form for people living in England and Wales, and in Scotland later this year.
For now though, you can register by using either the Gov.uk website or by using our offline registration form.

Who do I vote for?

It doesn’t matter! Just vote. By being on the electoral register you even out the balance. We recommend doing the VoteForPolicies test, and using tools like TheyWorkForYou and PublicWhip to make up your mind to select a candidate but remember if there is no one who represents you, you can spoil your ballot. Or if you think can do a better job than the candidates on offer then stand for election!

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