Why Should I Vote?
Have a say on important issues that affect you...
Everything from roads and recycling in your area, to education and climate change. These elections will determine who controls the Council and who will make decisions about things which will affect the lives of students for the next four or five years, so what they think – and what they promise to do in their manifesto – is really important.
Vote for students!
Students represent nearly 15% of the voting population, and in some wards students will determine who wins and who loses. Your vote will greatly improve our ability to put pressure on local politicians to defend student interests and put our issues at the top of the agenda.
Democracy and the right to vote shouldn't be taken for granted...
Across the world people have died fighting for the right to vote and be part of a democracy – By registering to vote you'll be showing that you think that right is important. Think about it this way – in the UK, less than 100 years ago, people were killed during their struggles to get the vote for women. In South Africa, not until the end of apartheid in 1994 were black people able to vote for the first time. Today, many people across the world are still denied the right to vote.