The government has changed the system for registering people to vote, so the number of 18 year olds registered to vote has plummeted.
25% fewer school-leavers are registered to vote than 3 years ago.
Register to vote now online in a few minutes https://www.registertovote.service.gov.uk/register-to-vote/start
- update your name, address or other details on the electoral register
- to vote by post if you don't usually
- change whether you’re on the open register
It only takes about 5 minutes.
You may need your National Insurance number
In the recent West Midlands Mayor election, the turnout was around 1 in 4 voters apart from in Sutton Coldfield where 1 in 3 people voted.
If even as many people had voted across the West Midlands as in Sutton Coldfield, in the same proportions, then Labour would have won by 4,000 votes instead of losing by 4,000.
The result should reflect the will of the people, not the fact that Tories are less apathetic.