The next UK General Election will happen before the end of January 2025, but could take place in the 2023-24 academic year.
Why does this matter to students? Our future will be built by the students and young people of today. But only if they are heard.
Voting gives power, influence, and a stake in society.
When politicians make decisions, they look at who is on the electoral register and who votes. So it is crucial that all young people and students are registered to vote.
There are new barriers that will make it harder for students and young people to vote. It is now illegal for unis and colleges to block register students. And all voters will have to show a physical photo ID when they vote but the government have said that student ID’s or young person’s travel cards won’t be accepted.
So NUS UK, British Youth Council, Generation Rent and Democracy Classroom have teamed up to launch the UK’s biggest youth and student voter registration campaign ever. How will we do it?
- Mass registration
- Free IDs
- Empowering voters
We kicked off with a pilot around the local elections in England and will be adding more information and resources for the wider General Election campaign soon.