THE MISSING MILLION
Labour’s Missing Million campaign has now reached the home stretch. We have less than a week to go to get as many people as possible registered by the 20th November to ensure they get counted on the 1st December electoral register.
The new system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) changes how you register to vote. In the past, it was possible for a family member or your university to register you to vote. But now, you need to take action to do it yourself. The problem is the Tories have rushed these changes through and have not properly informed voters. As a result up to a million people may not have even realised and risk falling off the register.
We can’t sit by and watch this many people lose the right to vote. That’s why next week is crucial. We must do everything we can before the deadline to make sure that everyone who wants to vote in future elections can.
We can’t sit by and watch this many people lose the right to vote.
Young people and students are amongst the groups worst affected, alongside people in BAME communities, private renters or those in low-paid work.
On top of this, the number of people registered in December will be the basis for changes to parliamentary constituencies next year – meaning that areas where fewer people are registered to vote could lose representation. It's a cynical attempt by the Tories to rig the system in their favour - we've got to do something about it.
It's actually really easy to register, just visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and in three minutes you will be done.
In these final days we are asking you to spread the word and tell as many people as you can. Even if this government want to play around with the boundaries, we've got to make sure that our democracy can be saved.