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Last week marked the ‘National Voter Registration Drive’ (NVRD) – an annual campaign by ‘Bite the Ballot’ encouraging eligible voters to register. I was part of the NVRD team on campus, where we organised events throughout the week to inform students of the (very quick and easy) registration process.
We held a stall in the SU building, which gave us an opportunity to interact with students directly. Additionally, lecture shout outs were organised over the few days, particularly targetting subjects where registration rates are low (such as Computer Science), although it was surprising to see that many politics students have not registered as well!
A message to everybody: PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE AND USE YOUR INFLUENCE.
Registering to vote will enable you to vote in the upcoming local and national elections, and referendums such as on the EU. Have your say and help shape your future and empower your community.
It takes 5 minutes max, so if you haven’t yet, please register now at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
If you are unsure of whether you are on the electoral register, contact your local authority either via email or telephone, and they will check for you!
Shanita 🙂 xo