We are launching an exciting initiative to let young people in Yorkshire have a chance to tell local politicians what they think are the issues that matter the most for them. From Monday 26th April through to General Election day on May 6th, we will be talking to young people about their views on politics and what it means to them. We will be distributing 3000 ‘ballot papers’ for young people to say what they care about and which party they would vote for if they had the chance. Given that several of the main parties in the election have policies to reduce the voting age to 16 if they were elected, our local politicians will be keen to know what young people think and which way they would vote.
Having your say is easy. Just complete a ballot paper and put it in a ballot box on one of our mobile advice units or hand it to one of our youth workers. If you pick up a ballot paper and can’t hand it over in person, that’s OK; they all have a freepost address on them, so just put them in a letterbox and your views will be included. And the great thing is, it won’t cost you a penny! So go on and have your say. We’ll make sure they listen and we’ll be looking for some answers from the politicians who are elected on My 6th.