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5 February, 2014

National Voter Registration Day is here! Special classroom resources can help you make the most of it

New changes put many first-time voters in danger of unwittingly finding themselves without a vote.

But schools can help, by taking advantage of the UK's first ever National Voter Registration Day.

Tinie Tempah backs National Voter Registration Day, 2 February 2014 

In the past, voters were registered by the head of their household. But by the general election next year, voters will have to register themselves. This is likely to hit school leavers hardest as they will form the bulk of new voters.

National Voter Registration Day (5 February 2014) helps young people understand registration changes and ensure they're eligible to vote next election.

#NVRD is led by Bite the Ballot and supported by rapper Tinie Tempah and a host of other celebrities.

Free resources help schools to encourage voter registration. They're supported by a special video (see below) in which the celebrities get young people to think about voting.

The video features Tinie Tempah, film-maker Jamal Edwards, video bloggers Beckie0 and Lex Croucher, magician Ben Hanlin, MTV presenter Laura Whitmore, singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle, actress Dominique Moore and sports presenter Max Rushden.

 

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