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Voting Behaviour: Young People

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL750, tabled on 1 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to increase voter turnout amongst 18 to 25 year-olds.

Answered on

8 July 2014

The Government is committed to maximising electoral registration to help support the highest possible turnout in elections.

The introduction of online registration on June 10 in England and Wales will make it easier and more convenient for young people to register to vote.

The Government announced that all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain and five national organisations, including UK Youth and the Scottish Youth Parliament, will be sharing £4.2 million of funding aimed at ensuring every eligible person in the country is signed up to the electoral register and has their chance to vote.

Answered by

Cabinet Office