It's becoming increasingly vital for young people to register to vote. To dissuade political parties concentrating on issues that only affect older people, we need to get as many young people on the electoral register as possible. And with only two weeks to go until the deadline, you need to register ASAP if you want a say in your country's future.
Documentary king Louis Theroux is joining the battle against the elderly electorate and wants young people – like you – to register to vote in the upcoming election in order to have your voice heard.
Taking to Twitter to encourage the masses of youthful followers he boasts to vote, Theroux revealed that "Over a million young people are not on UK electoral rolls."
He added: "Register before 22 May if you want a say in your future!"
Over a million young people are not on UK electoral rolls. Register before 22 May if you want a say in your future! https://t.co/wDMURhG4FN— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) May 4, 2017
Louis isn't the only British icon attempting to mobilise young people to get themselves on the electoral register.
Satirist and The Thick of It and Veep creator, Armando Iannucci, has used is position to encourage young people to register to vote. "18-24 year olds. I beg you on my gnarled and brittle knees; register to vote, and then vote," Iannucci tweeted on the day of the snap election announcement.
Similarly, non-profit organisation Voting Counts is spurring on young people to get out and vote. The group is hoping to inspire young people to get involved, by showing them why it's important to vote.
18-24 year olds. I beg you on my gnarled and brittle knees; register to vote, and then vote. A solid 18-24 vote will make a big difference.— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) April 18, 2017
There are myriad reasons to vote, but the ones outlined by Voting Counts include: it gives you the power to create change, it gets politicians working for young adults and that MPs represent your local area in parliament and solve issues for local people.
Just hours after Theresa May's announcement of the snap general election, over 100,000 people under 25 registered to vote. Since then, nine out of 10 students have also registered to vote, according to a new survey.
The survey also found that 93% of students polled said they plan on using their vote on June 8. If all people aged 18-25 voted, we could determine the future of the country and avoid policies that are detrimental to young people.
If you haven't already, register to vote (plz). The deadline is May 22.
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