Register to Vote

If you don't register, you can't vote! 

To vote in the Assembly Election (or any other election), you have to be on the electoral register.

You can register online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.


Voting gives you a say on who represents you in the Assembly

Being able to vote gives you a say on who represents you in your local council, in the UK Parliament and in Europe.

At any election in your area, one of the candidates will be selected to represent you whether you vote or not. If you're registered, you'll have the chance to have a say on who represents you.

Some people are quick to say when they disagree with politicians, but if you don't register and don't vote, you won't be able to have your say.


Across the world people have died fighting for the right to vote and to be part of a democracy

Across the world people have died fighting for the right to vote and to be part of a democracy – by registering to vote you'll be showing that you think that right is important. 

Think about it this way – in the UK, less than 100 years ago, people were killed during their struggles to get the vote for women. In South Africa, not until the end of apartheid in 1994 were black people able to vote for the first time. Today, many people across the world are still denied the right to vote.


It gives you a say on important issues that affect you

Everything from roads and recycling in your area, to education and climate change – you may think you don't want to vote right now, but if an issue comes up that you want to have your say on, if you're on the register you'll have the chance to vote on it. Remember, registering to vote doesn't mean you have to, it just means you can if you want to.


Because it's easier than you think!

Registering to vote doesn't take long. 

You can register online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

 

Content on this page comes from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk where you can read more about democracy and your part in it.

This starts with you

They have the money but we have the people. If everyone who visits this website joins our movement, there's nothing we can't accomplish together.