Hastings Youth Council has launched a campaign to encourage young people to vote by signing up to the electoral register. They will be visiting local colleges and the university with council officers to sign up young people. Deputy leader of Hastings Borough Council councillor Kim Forward said, “I am very pleased to see our Youth Council leading a campaign to encourage young people to join the register so that they can use their vote to have a say about the future for our town. We live in a democracy and it is important that people vote in local elections.”
The Youth Council have invited the leaders of the three main parties locally to comment on their manifestos and their particular relevance to young people This will be available on Hastings Youth Council Facebook page.
Hastings Youth Council is keen to encourage young people to be on the register so they can vote. Huda Caglayan, Chair of Hastings Youth Council said, “Young people should be on the register to exercise their right to vote. Having a say gives young people a voice for change”.
• To check if your registration is current or to join the electoral register you can go to
gov.uk/register-to-vote or call Hastings Borough council on 01424 451087.
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