Join us for the #OurHomeOurVote campaign launch to hear from the campaign team and a youth panel.
the3million is running a 6-month (Jan-June 2021) campaign funded by the UK Democracy Fund to encourage and mobilise young EU voters (between 18-30) to register and vote in the upcoming local elections in England this May.
EU citizens can elect or become local councillors, mayors and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC). These voting and candidacy rights are guaranteed for EU citizens in 2021, given that this year’s elections were initially due to take place in 2020, before the end of the UK’s transition period.
Yet, many young voters don’t realise that they CAN vote, or recognise the importance of voting. In 2016, an Electoral Commission report found that EU migrants are the least likely minority group to be registered to vote, with only 53% on the electoral register. We aim to change that by raising awareness among young EU citizens about their political rights and inspire young people to make their voices heard. Now more than ever it’s urgent that young people use their vote to make their voices heard.
Our campaign is a mixture of grassroots collaborations with local youth councils, our Young Europeans Volunteer Network and likeminded organisations, alongside a nationwide online EU voter mobilisation programme.
Now is the time for young people to take charge of their futures and guarantee them. It's more important than ever to register and campaign for our right to vote! Make your voice heard!