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Voter Registration Day

Get your students registered to vote with help from iVote

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What is a Voter Registration Day?

Today, only 16% of young people aged 16-17 across the UK are registered to vote.

To change this, VotesforSchools and iVote have teamed up to encourage every sixth form, college & apprenticeship provider in England to get their students registered to vote. And it couldn't be easier!

How can I get involved?

Download Resource Pack

To make your students' registration as quick and easy as possible, we've created a free resource pack, including:

  • 30-minute presentation explaining why and how to register
  • 10-minute video from young people and politicians
  • Supporting student and teacher handouts

Perfect for use in assemblies and in the classroom, the pack has everything you need to host a Voter Registration Day (or week!) for young people aged 16-19 in your setting.

Host your Voter Registration Day

With the resources ready to go, set a date for Voter Registration Day (or week!) in your setting. Then share your plans online, using the hashtag #iVoteRegistrationDay to spread the word.

You can also download this website badge to showcase your commitment to political literacy & British Values in your setting!

Let iVote know!

iVote & VotesforSchools are on a mission to get every young person in the UK registered to vote!

To help keep track of how we're doing, we're asking you to let us know how many students you got signed up in your setting. All you need to do is fill in a quick online form that you can find here.

Ready to register?

Are you ready to host your Voter Registration Day? Download the resources and get started.

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Please fill in this form to access your iVote Voter Registration Day resources

Are your students registered?

iVote are keeping track of how many young people have registered to vote using these resources. Once you're ready, fill in this form to let us know how many young people your setting registered.

Student Competition

iVote is offering prizes (£100 for the winner and £25 for 4 runners-up) for the best impartial videos encouraging young people to regsiter to vote and head out to polling stations! Submissions will be shortlisted by iVote, and the top 10 videos will be voted on by a panel of public figures from across the political spectrum. Watch the video to find out more:

Looking for more resources?

VotesforSchools creates weekly resources for colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers across the UK, covering all British Values, Prevent & SMSC requirements.

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