The Voter Registration Pledge, a campaign by the University and College Union and the National Union of Students, is urging students to make their votes count.
Bradford College was the first college in Yorkshire and Humber to sign up to the Voter Registration Pledge, and is encouraging college and university students to use their vote.
With the UK General Election happening on Thursday 12 December, Bradford College is urging students to register to vote. Vice Principal Dawn Leak said: “It is vitally important that young people have their say in their future. While 96 per cent of people aged over 65 are registered, one in three young people are not. Every vote really counts and genuinely does a make difference, which is why it was so important for us to #makethevoterpledge.”
Eligible students across the college will take part in a number of activities leading up to election day and ensuring they are able to vote, including information on how to register, along with the deadline for registration. The college will be running a series of activities will educate future voters on local politics and the UK’s democracy system. It will also support and encourage eligible students aged over 18 to vote.