On 19th May, Hope Not Hate launched, in partnership with Bite the Ballot, #TurnUp, a mass voter registration campaign aiming to sign up half-a-million young people for the EU Referendum on 23 June.
A new YouGov survey of 18-30 year olds, commissioned by Hope Not Hate, found that only 51 per cent of young people say that they are certain to vote, with under-25s being twice as likely not to be on the electoral register.
#TurnUp will be promoting voter sign-ups between Tuesday 31st May and Tuesday 7th June. These sign-ups will target young workers, students and families, as well as youth groups and faith communities on different days of action.
The campaign will be broadcast across Twitter and Facebook as well as promoting event sign-ups on the dating app Tinder and other digital platforms. Starbucks and other outlets will also be assisting the campaign by running ‘democracy cafés’ across the country.
Click here to learn more about Hope Not Hate's #TurnUp campaign.
To register to vote in the EU referendum by Tuesday 7th June, please click here.
Photo credit: Hope Note Hate/Bite the Ballot