New Voters

birthday-balloonCongratulations. You are eighteen years old. For a whole year you have had the right to die for your country as a soldier, sailor or airman…..and now a grateful nation is giving you the legal opportunity to vote!

There may be a powerful case for changing the law and lowering the voting age. There is certainly a strong argument for encouraging all young people to take a more active interest in politics and politicians. I already devote a lot of time and effort talking to people like you, telling them about the political process, inviting them up to Westminster and encouraging them to get involved. I have a host of helpful links too:

http://www.parliament.uk/education/
http://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/programmes/study_programme/scholars
http://www.mockelections.co.uk/
http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/
http://www.byc.org.uk/

The boring bits first. You can’t vote unless you fill in a form. Then you can pick councillors for District and County and send the candidates of your choice to Westminster and Brussels.

electoral registration form

You will need to download the registration form from the council: This is the link to follow:

http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/