Young people urged to make their voices heard

The Make Your Mark campaign is encouraging 11-18 year-olds to have their say and register to vote

Officer holding a placard that says Make Your Mark

Young people are being urged to take part in the country’s biggest ballot on issues that matter most to them.

Leicestershire County Council is encouraging 11-18 year-olds to have their say, as well as asking schools, colleges and youth groups to register to hold ballots for the Make Your Mark campaign.

In the last Make Your Mark election in 2022 more than 400,000 young people across the country voted on topics ranging from health and wellbeing to jobs, money, homes and opportunities.

The initiative not only allows young people to voice their concerns, but it also reaches out to those who will go on to be opinion formers and leaders of the future.

We’d love as many young people as possible here in Leicestershire to get involved. If you’re aged 11-18 this is a brilliant chance to speak out and have your say on issues that really matter to you.

We also encourage our schools to get involved and allow their students to have this unique opportunity.

We hope future generations will actively take part in politics, and this initiative helps give them a reason to form opinions on political matters that involve them.

Councillor Deborah Taylor, county council cabinet member for children and families

More information on  registering as a schools and college, as well as the option to cast your own vote, is available on the BYC website. Registration needs to be completed by 25 January 2024.

Further details are available on the Leicestershire Communities website.

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