A series of parties in Leeds will be providing voter registration services and encouraging young people to have their say in the June 8th ballot.
With the registration deadline on Monday 22nd May looming, a number of parties are offering registration services inside the dance. Doing so simply involves bringing a Wifi connected device to the party, and the hope is that the efforts can help mobilise young people in Leeds and raise awareness of the importance of increasing turnout among the key 18-24 age group.
Alex Sobel, Labour parliamentary candidate for Leeds North West, will be appearing at Hyde Park Book Club’s ‘Get Out The Vote’ free party, seeing the importance of engaging young people in the political process. “Young people have a voice and power to have that voice heard if they choose to use it” says Sobel.
Puddles are offering iPads during their event for people to register to vote, as well as giving free posters to anyone who does. Co-founder Lydia Lloyd-Henry says “we want to get rid of the stigma that politics and getting involved with it isn’t cool. What better way to register than while having a drink and listening to some good music?”
Details of parties offering registration services over the weekend in Leeds can be found at the below links, and you can register to vote right here.