Tuesday, 16 May 2017

One week remaining to Register To Vote!

Are you eligible to vote in June 8th's General Election?

Are you registered to vote?

If you answered yes to both those questions then this post isn't really for you. But maybe you know someone who is still dithering? If so, could you share this on their timeline?

If you answered yes to the first question and no to the second, please Click Here and get yourself registered now. I know you've got until midnight on May 22nd, but do it now. You've obviously got a minute or two spare or you wouldn't be reading this blog! Registering To Vote only takes a couple of minutes - and it's free!

It doesn't matter if you haven't decided who gets your support yet. The main thing is to make sure you can exercise that voting right of yours when the time comes. You know people across the world are still dying for that right? Please don't squander yours!

The pie chart up top shows how much influence non-voters could have had in the 2015 election - if only they had gone to the polls. Shocking isn't it? More Brits stayed away than voted Tory. Those people could have completely changed the face of Britain, but they didn't. Couldn't or wouldn't, who knows. What a waste of their right.

I know that politics in Britain can feel like a foregone conclusion. Tory-controlled media is shouting about a Tory landslide because it's in their best interests to keep you apathetic. Perhaps your constituency seems overwhelmingly opposed to your views, but that might not be the true picture. Here in Torbay, it appears to be a Tory / Lib Dem certainty, but, again, more people here stayed away in 2015 than voted for either of those parties. Just imagine: if all those non-voters had showed up and voted Green then Torbay would have a Green MP! I'd like that!

It is possible for your vote to make a difference and the very first step is to make sure that you Can Vote. Register if you haven't before. Re-register if you've moved or you're not sure about your status.

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