New figures just released by the Electoral Reform Society show that the proportion of school leavers on the electoral roll dropped by over a quarter between 2013 and 2016 – with most of these missing voters now eligible to vote in this election. Shockingly, in one parliamentary constituency, 75% of young people are not on the voting register. This follows the change from registration by household, to each voter having to register individually.
Claire Young, Liberal Democrat candidate for the Thornbury and Yate parliamentary constituency, said:
"This election is about the type of country we want to live in, a chance to change Britain's future. Young people will be living with the results for many years to come. It's vital that they get a say in that future"
"Whatever your age, if you haven't already registered, you need to do so before 11:59 pm on 22 May if you want to be able to vote in the General Election on 8 June. You can do it online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - you may need to have your National Insurance number at hand to prove who you are."