It’s countdown time. On the 21st November it will be too late.
you are not on the electoral register before then, you won’t count when changes
are made to election boundaries in 2016. If you, or your family or friends
aren’t on the register by then, when you do get organised to get on the
register to vote, your vote will have less value than it should.
what’s going on? And why do you need to act this week?
new system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) changes how you register
to vote. In the past, electoral registration was the responsibility of ‘the
things have changed. Now, you need to register yourself. The problem is that
the Conservative government have rushed these changes through and have not
properly informed voters. They think it is in their interests not to have
a comprehensive electoral register. As a result, up to a million people may not
have even realised what they have to do.
people and students are amongst the groups worst affected, alongside people who
live in private rented accommodation, those who move frequently.
can’t sit by and watch this many people lose the right to vote. That’s why this
week is crucial. We must do everything we can before the deadline to make sure
that everyone who wants to vote in future elections can.
you are not on the register, you not only lose the right to vote. You may also
find that you are denied access to a range of services or products that most
people take for granted. Not being on the register will almost certainly stop
you opening a bank account or getting a mortgage, credit or a loan, except at
an extortionate rate.
you have to act this week to ensure you get counted on the 1st December
it’s not just you. Please spread the word. Ensure your family and friends know
just how important this is.
actually really easy to register, just visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and
in three minutes it will all be done.