Ahead of the general election on 8 June, UK YouTubers have reminded their audience to vote, as part of YouTube’s #PowerToDecide campaign.
UK YouTubers have been encouraging their viewers to go out and vote in the forthcoming General Election, emphasising that their vote matters.
The #PowerToDecide campaign aims to get young people to use their voices and be heard by Westminster, in a similar way to those who use social media to campaign for what they believe in or to raise money for good causes.
Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act of 2011, general elections are held every five years, but Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election on 19 April, just two years into the Conservative Party’s term. This gave voters roughly six weeks to register to vote.
In 2015, only 43% of registered 18- to 24-year-olds voted in the election. whereas 78% of over-65s turned out. Encouraging young people to vote through the #PowerToDecide campaign could sway the result of the upcoming vote.
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— Adrian Bliss (@adrianbliss) June 5, 2017
— Amelia Mandeville 👻 (@AmeliaMandev) June 1, 2017
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