Young people in Lichfield and Burntwood urged to register to vote in EU referendum

Young people in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to register to vote in the EU referendum later this year.

People backing the #RegAFriend campaign

People backing the #RegAFriend campaign

Lichfield District Council is backing the nationwide #RegAFriend campaign being organised by the Electoral Commission.

The initiative involves people posting a photo once they’ve registered, sharing it on social media and nominating their friends to do the same.

Diane Tilley, Electoral Registration Officer for Lichfield District Council, said: “If you’re not registered, you can’t vote, and the views of an entire generation could be ignored.

“This is why we’re taking part in the #RegAFriend campaign to get more young people registered in time for the Police Crime Commissioner election in May and the EU referendum that is happening in June.”

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Police & Crime Commissioner election is April 18 and the deadline for the EU referendum is June 7.

People can register for their vote online.

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  1. Jack Andrea

    1st March, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    It’s very important to get a high turnout in the EU referendum from voters of my generation (18-30) as unarguably we will be affected as a result of the outcome to a higher degree than other voters. It’s time for both sides to reach out to younger voters and give reliable and balanced information in order to make a responsible decision.

  2. Resident

    1st March, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I will vote if there is some form of pros and cons explained. Every one I ask has no idea what we gain or lose impartial advice not politically motivated.

  3. Chris

    2nd March, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I dislike referrenda. Everyone publishing information for this vote is doing so with their own agenda, all the information is skewed, none of it can be trusted. I do not like the idea of uninformed people making important decisions. That is why we elect a government, so that informed people can make important decisions. The majority voting to leave will do so because of fear of immigrants / foreigners. The majority voting to remain will do so because of fear of change. A tiny minority will attempt to work out what the actually effects of staying versus leaving will be and vote accordingly, and around 5 people will actually understand the effects. We are only having a referendum because Cameron was trying to appease members of his own party. The entire future of the country has been gambled for internal Conservative politics.