Get The Vote Out! 5th Feb – National Voter Registration Day – Norwich

UEA is making a mark for Bite the Ballot’s National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on the 5th February 2014. 

Find out how to vote and what you can vote for, from the 3rd February (19.00) until 7th February (15:00)

Union of UEA Students, Norwich University of Arts, City College Norwich and SeaMedia have come together to drive forward a mass sign-up to the electoral register.

With events organised for all of next week, you’ll have the chance to meet and talk to your MEPs, find out exactly how to place your vote, listen to political speakers, and people speaking politically.

Everyone is welcome , so come along.  If you wish to volunteer, Email: Nerea-norwichaco@nus.org.uk

WHAT?
A day in February, organised by YOU and made possible by all the amazing organisations taking part, where schools, community groups and youth organisations will register to vote and make sure everyone else is! Find registration forms in student unions, schools, every ASDA store and many other places on the day!

WHY?
Groups with the lowest turnout rates – the youngest and the poorest – faced cuts of 20% in their annual household income, while those who were more likely to vote – older and richer voters – saw their budgets fall by 12%. (IPPR) Just the act of voting means you have more influence, even if you spoil your ballot. At least you’re counted. Let’s not be ignored any longer.

HOW?
By signing up and committing to register as many people as you can, we will reach our goal! If you sign up we’ll also send you helpful tools and resources to make registering your class, youth group or community as easy as possible. Sign up: nvrd.co.uk/takepart

WHEN?
5th February 2014 and every year after. The 5th of February is the anniversary of the Great Reform Act in 1832 which first introduced voter registration – sure, it was to white middle class men, but it was a start! We’ve come a long way since then and that should be celebrated. WHAT?

 A day in February, organised by YOU and made possible by national and local community organisations. Schools, neighbourhood groups and youth organisations will be encouraging a wave of electoral registrations. Find registration forms in student unions, schools, and many other places on the day!

 WHY?

 Groups with the lowest turnout rates – the youngest and the poorest – faced cuts of 20% in their annual household income, while those who were more likely to vote – older and richer voters – saw their budgets fall by 12%. (IPPR) Just the act of voting means you have more influence, even if you spoil your ballot. At least you’re counted. Let’s not be ignored any longer.

 HOW?

 By signing up and committing to register as many people as you can, we will reach our goal! If you sign up we’ll also send you helpful tools and resources to make registering your class, youth group or community as easy as possible. Sign up: nvrd.co.uk/takepart

 WHEN?

 5th February 2014 and every year after. The 5th of February is the anniversary of the Great Reform Act in 1832 which first introduced voter registration – sure, it was to white middle class men, but it was a start! We’ve come a long way since then and that should be celebrated.

Question Time… BBC will be here on Monday, however we shall have community organised SEAMedia for you to have your opportunity to put forward your questions to European Candidates. For further details on the events daily, please refer to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/645151852210491/

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