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Don’t be stuck in second gear… #RegAFriend

For people of a certain age, it’s upsetting to think that it is now more than 20 years since the first episode of the US sitcom Friends aired on UK TV. At the time it launched, the show kicked off … Continue reading

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You don’t have to have a home in order to register to vote

As a leading charity for homeless and vulnerable people in London, SHP works with some of the most marginalised people in society. Many of our clients struggle to access vital opportunities and resources such as health care, employment, housing, education … Continue reading

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Nobody at the Electoral Commission can use a PC – or so we told them…

Last week staff at the Commission walked in to find signs on their computers saying ‘You can’t use a PC today’.  I’m an early starter so I spent the first hour of my day suggesting people should turn over the sign … Continue reading

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Getting Students to vote at the General Election

In September we launched our general election manifesto New Deal for the Next Generation and #GenerationVote – a campaign for students and students’ unions to get people talking about the election and registered to vote. Since then, we’ve seen students’ … Continue reading

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The thudding football and the challenge of maximising student voter registration

When I was a student, I lived for a year in an end of terrace house next door to a school. My bed was in the front room shoved up against an outside wall which faced the school playground. The … Continue reading

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Turning 17 is a big milestone

With the huge momentum that National Voter Registration Day has generated, what better time than now to register to vote and have your say? In this guest blog, Red Driving School explain why they think it’s so important to spread … Continue reading

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Spreading the word – working in partnership to increase registration

Working in partnership can be a powerful way to help raise awareness about your organisation’s message, especially within groups that you know are less likely to hear about it through the channels you may use in your usual communications activity. … Continue reading

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Why National Voter Registration Day is so important

Here at the Electoral Commission, we are throwing our full weight behind National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) – a welcome initiative that was initially launched by Bite the Ballot last year and that we hope will command wide support again … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for May at the AEA Conference

The AEA Annual Conference seems to have come around quickly again this year. No prizes for guessing what the central topics are for the Conference here in Brighton this time round – the elections on 7 May and Individual Electoral … Continue reading

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UK citizens living overseas – Don’t miss out, you may be able to vote at the 2015 General Election

Did you know that British nationals living overseas can take part in the UK General Election this year? If you didn’t – you wouldn’t be alone. Lots of people don’t know that this is possible, which is perhaps one reason … Continue reading

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