General Election 2015 – Have Your Say!

LogoOn Thursday 7th May, you’ll be given the opportunity to choose the Member of Parliament (MP) who will represent you for the next five years, and have your say on important issues including health and social care, education, the economy, transport and the environment.

In the countdown to the General Election, we’ll be updating this page with links to lots of useful resources to help you understand politics and voting:

Factsheet One – Register to Vote
Factsheet Two – How to Vote: A Beginner’s Guide
Factsheet Three – Why You Should Vote

Gov.uk: Register to VoteJoin the electoral roll online in just a few simple steps, or request a form to register by post. The deadline to complete your application is Monday 20th April.
United Response: ‘Every Vote Counts’ resources – Visit this site to download easy-read booklets on a variety of topics related to politics.
Mencap: ‘Hear My Voice’ campaignAn initiative encouraging people with learning disabilities to get involved in the election and talk about the issues that matter to them.
Mencap: Election Day FactsheetIf you’re planning to vote at the General Election, this simple step-by-step guide tells you what to do.
Electoral Commission: Easy-Read Guide to Voting – This booklet uses simple words and pictures to explain all about elections, including what to expect when you visit a polling station and how to vote by post.

For more information, speak to a member of Creative Support staff, or contact your local authority.




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