Category Archives: #yourvotematters

#OurDay – The role of local authority elections teams, part 2

To celebrate #OurDay,  we’re sharing first-hand accounts from local authority elections teams about what their jobs are like. In these short videos, Louis Humphreys, Lynne Williams and Deborah Wright from South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire share details about their roles. Continue reading

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#OurDay – The role of local authority elections teams, part 1

To celebrate #OurDay today, we’re taking a closer look at the work of elections teams at local authorities. Tanya Rowlandson, Electoral Services Officer for Broadland District Council in Norfolk since 2008, has shared some details of what her job involves. Continue reading

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A re-fresher in registering university students

Young people are far less likely to be registered to vote than their older counter parts – across the UK 1 in 3 of those eligible to vote under the age of 24 aren’t registered. Continue reading

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Crossed out?

A guest blog by Catriona Burness, Parliamentary and Policy Manager, RNIB Scotland National Democracy Week is a good time to think about whether our democracy is accessible to all. The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone … Continue reading

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Inclusion Scotland’s Access to Politics project – the journey so far

A guest blog by Ethan Young, Civic Participation Officer at Inclusion Scotland True and effective democracy must reflect the society it serves. One in five people in Scotland identify as being disabled, yet we are drastically underrepresented in elected office. … Continue reading

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4 things you need to know about casting your vote on 3 May

We need your help in sharing essential voting information to support people ahead of the local elections this Thursday.  Continue reading

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Voting – Go and give it a go!

Michelle, a campaigner for Mencap who has a learning disability, talks about her experience of voting and top tips for getting involved in democracy… Continue reading

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