Don't lose your say at election time!

1 February 2016

We are joining in a national push to encourage people to register to vote as part of the National Voter Registration Drive in a special week of activity from 1 to 6 February 2016.

 

The special focus for this week will be on involving young people in democracy.

 

This includes running a training session for Sixth Form and College students at Brent Civic Centre to train young people as peer educators. Students will receive NVRD training so they can deliver a takeover session at school where they can teach other students more about voting and registering to vote. This will be a great opportunity for any students studying politics or with an interest in democracy.

 

Our  activity also includes a visit to the College of North West London's Willesden Centre.

 

Brent has also joined up with national group Bite the Ballot to use posters and online content designed by young people themselves to encourage more people to register to vote.

 

Carolyn Downs, Electoral Registration Officer for Brent, said

 

"It's easy to register to vote, and only takes a few minutes. We hope our work with local young people and colleges to reach out will get the next generation more involved in some of the big decisions that will affect them their whole lives."

 

To get on the electoral register, just visit www.brent.gov.uk/register

 

If you need help or have any questions you can contact us at electoral.services@brent.gov.uk or call 020 8937 1372