Today Is The Last Day You Can Register To Vote #NotThe33
Register To Vote
Today is the last day you can register to vote in the next General Election on June 8th.
At the last General Election in 2015, the turnout was 66.1%. This figure includes spoiled ballot papers.
That means that 33.9% did not vote. It also means that the number of people who did not vote outnumbered the votes tallied by any one individual party.
Too many people think that voting isn’t important. Too many people think that their vote can’t make a difference. Yet these figures show how votes DO make a difference. If all those who think it doesn’t make a difference actually voted, then a difference could by made. In the Local Elections 2 weeks ago, a seat in South Blyth was awarded by drawing straws after there was a tie between the two candidates. The turnout was just 26.6%.