The general election will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015, less than 100 days away, and shit loads of us (that’s an exact & official figure) haven’t yet bothered registering to vote. In 2010, only 44% of people aged 18-24 actually went to the polling stations, the lowest level among any age group of voters. Let’s not have a repeat performance – regardless of what Russell Brand says, you have to vote. Yes, you can point out that all the major parties are essentially the same, and if you really want to get all ‘Joey Barton A Level Philosophy student’ about it, you could argue that nothing will change; no matter what ‘shape shifting lizard’ is in power, but just get down to the sodding polling station, yeah? Even the most apathetic amongst us would be outraged if we one day we lost the right to vote and elect our own government.
*adopts a mum voice* Don’t give me the whole ‘oh politics burns my head out– I don’t really understand anything’ speech. You don’t need a PHD to vote – do a bit of googling and give yourself a quick education. Don’t pretend that you haven’t got the time to do this – if you’re reading me rambling on right now then you’re not too busy to learn the difference between the right and left-wing. Here’s a good place to start – read that, have a click on some of the related articles and you’ll be up to speed in no time at all.
Look, even if you want to vote Conservative, it’s your right to do so and you should (if you really must). Just remember, no one wants to shag a Tory so think before you choose where you mark your X. And all you lot on Twitter that enjoy calling out ‘Tory behaviour’? You’re going to have to vote, otherwise you’ll have to retire those shouts.
Register to vote HERE. It takes just five minutes to do – I suffer terribly from CBA Syndrome but even I’ve managed to do it. Also, more than nine million women didn’t vote in the last election; Come on, girls; suffragettes died so we had the right to vote -don’t be ungrateful bitches.
Originally published for Scouse Bird Problems. Below are some links to more content I have provided for the site: