Have your say in the General Election

Make your vote count

Girls’ and young women’s voices and votes matter. You have a right to shape the society you live in, now and in the future.

But voter turn-out from previous elections suggests that young women are one of the groups most unlikely to vote in the upcoming General Election.

Young women aged 18 to 24 were the least likely to vote in the EU referendum than any other group. Only 53% voted, compared to 78% of people 65 and over – Ipsos MORI, 2016

It’s crucial that those in power hear and act on what matters to you, especially now. The General Election is a time when decision-makers in the Westminster parliament are most likely to listen to the concerns and thoughts of young people. They want to get elected, and they can't do this without the support of voters!

We’re asking girls aged 18 and over to get out and use their vote on June 8. We're also encouraging our Leaders to get girls of all ages engaged with politics and parliament with our new Election time activity and the Hear Our Voice activity resource.

What girls are saying

Kate, 20

Kate, 20

Action for Change participant

Many people say 'there's no point voting because it won't make a difference'. That might very well feel true, but in fact, the real truth is that as a non-voter you are part of a group of people larger than any political party – you are the change! Yes your vote is a drop in the ocean, but every wave is made up of many single drops.

Katrina, 16

Katrina, 16

British Youth Council delegate

I can't vote because I'm too young – however, I think it is so important that young women vote. Women are already underrepresented in politics and the case is even worse when it comes to young women. It is essential that young women vote to get their voices heard and represented.   

Kathryn, 20

Kathryn, 20

British Youth Council delegate

The election will have a major impact on our future and the lives of young women in Britain. We need to make sure that we have our say.