Bite The Ballot. Take Power. July 28, 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!

Follow us @BiteTheBallot

  • "They don't actually think that their voice counts, so whats the point?"  @NataliaGJ , 26. Hear more >> https://t.co/pzyI3nAjbf1 hour ago
  •  @dickndom  One last question: are you both registered to #vote?14 hours ago
  • "Even their parents don't really understand it, really and truly"  @bejaymulenga  18. Hear more >> https://t.co/4pYjh2aT7r1 day ago
  • Voter Registration In Welsh schools is now a real possibility, but why can't we make this a UK-wide policy?  http://t.co/tT8y3Yo31D 2 days ago
  • RT  @rickygervais : Check out  @rickedwards1  doing a  @TEDx  talk on getting young people to vote https://t.co/QD931PYx1a2 days ago
  • I got love for my brother, but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. We gotta start makin' changes. #2pac3 days ago

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