Less than a day left to Register to Vote in the UK

Register to vote - then go vote!

Do I really need to caption this to tell you what it is?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or have spent the last month with your fingers shoved in your ears yelling “La la la, I can’t hear you!”, you’ll probably be aware that there is a General Election looming in the UK.

The deadline for registering to vote is tonight at midnight. Theoretically, there are around 54 million people in the UK eligible to vote, of which just under 46 million were registered in 2016 according to the Office of National Statistics.

I don’t care about your politics or if you’re apolitical. I don’t care about the colour of your skin, the colour of your money, your rosettes or your heart. Just remember this – if you don’t want to engage in the democratic processes of this country (flawed as they are), then you’ll end up with far less weight to any complaints you may have resulting from such elections.

If you don’t think there’s any point voting, register anyway and then vote. Parliament gives “short money” to opposition parties as a counterbalance to the Government’s access to the entire might of the Civil Service and it is determined in part by the number of votes cast nationally.  So, once you’ve registered, don’t forget to vote on the 8th June 2017.

You can go online if you want to Register to Vote. Go on, it’ll take you less than minute. Why would you not?

Have you registered to vote in the EU Referendum?

If your answer is yes, then great – just don’t forget to vote on the 23rd June.

If no, then you have until midnight tonight to register to vote for the EU Referendum.

If after today you haven’t registered to vote and are then unhappy with the result announced on the 24th of June, I’ll come around to your house and give you a rousing chrous of the “I told you so” song.  ;p

 

 

Ten Days Left to Register to Vote

Including today, anyone eligible to vote in the EU Referendum has ten days – that is, until midnight on 7th June to Register to Vote.

Younger voters who have until recently been living away from home (e.g. Students who’ve come home after the end of term-time at University or College) are at most risk of missing out on their opportunity to exercise their democratic voice in what is probably the most important vote in a generation.  So please, for sake of your future, to have a democratic say in that future, please please do not forget to Register to Vote.