General election 2019

Help make sure that girls' and young women's voices are heard and represented in elections

Want to engage your unit with the election process?

It’s important that girls’ and young women’s voices are heard and represented in elections, so what better way to get girls thinking than exploring democracy and elections with our programme. Help girls in your units to engage with the general election by suggesting these interest badges to them:

If you want to run activities in your unit meetings, take a look at the Make Change skills builders. Or why not have a look at our Girls Matter resource that's packed full of fun and interactive activities for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers which will get them thinking about how the UK Parliament, the government, and politics impacts their lives.

Remaining impartial

In the run-up to the General Election 2019, what charities do is regulated by the Charity Commission and the Electoral Commission. This is to make sure that we don’t use our influence to support political parties or affect how people vote. This means that there are a few extra rules and guidelines we need to follow, but importantly, we are still able to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women and to encourage them to use their voice.  

As representatives of our organisations, these rules apply to all of us–whether we are staff or volunteers. We’ve created these guidelines to help you feel confident on what to do (and not to do) between now and the election.

Register to vote

We want to make sure young women’s voices are heard and opinions are listened to, so we are encouraging all of our members who are eligible to vote in the general election on 12 December.

You can register to vote up until midnight on 26th November. If you know anyone in guiding who has recently turned 18, why not remind them to register?