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The next UK General Election has been called for 4 July 2024!


You don't have to be a British citizen to vote!

Check your eligibility and Register to vote by 18th June


View the Citizens UK Manifesto here

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With just a few weeks to go before the election, we face a crisis in democratic participation. The Electoral Commission estimates that 8 million eligible voters will miss out because they are not properly registered. 4 million eligible voters will miss out because they don’t have Photo ID. And 14 million eligible voters won’t see the point of turning out to vote.

The research shows you are at greater risk of not being able to participate in the democratic process if you are young, a non-UK national, rent your home, have moved recently, live in an economically-disadvantaged community, or are from an ethnic minority.

By becoming a Voter Registration Champion, your organisation can make a difference to democratic participation, and join a non-partisan movement seeking to make sure 300,000 at-risk voters can exercise their right to vote. With the UK General Election coming up on 4 July, and the deadline for Voter Registration on 18 June, we have only a few weeks to make that happen - so we need your help!

We’re asking every organisation that can to do three simple things in Voter Registration Week (9 - 18 June 2024):

  1. Get your people election-ready: Engage everyone you can in your organisation with our resources that will help ensure they are registered to vote, have the right Voter ID, and are encouraged to turnout to vote;
  2. Spread the word: Encourage and enable other organisations in your networks to become Voter Registration Champions and participate in Voter Registration Week (9 - 18 June);
  3. Measure the impact: Let us know how many people you are able to get election-ready to the best of your organisation’s ability - so we know what progress we are making towards our target of 300,000.

Three ways Voter Registration Champions make a difference

Voter registration

Registering your people to vote

Voter ID

Educating your people about Voter ID

Voter turnout

Encouraging your people to exercise their right

The Voter Registration Champion scheme is an initiative of Citizens UK and is supported by the UK Democracy Fund. By combining our community organising expertise with our experience of creating the Living Wage accreditation scheme, we aim to mobilise a movement of civil society organisations, community groups and employers to make sure 300,000 at-risk voters can exercise their right to vote at the next General Election.

You’ll get a badge to recognise that you are part of a ground-breaking non-partisan accreditation scheme for organisations that take simple steps to ensure their members can participate in democracy. You’ll get access to a one-stop shop to equip your organisation to register people to vote, educate people about the new Voter ID requirements, and encourage turnout on election day. You’ll make a difference by joining a movement to make sure 300,000 at-risk voters are registered and equipped to cast their vote ahead of the next General Election.

ESTABLISH ORGANISATIONAL BUY-IN: Make sure your organisation is willing to take an active role in registering your people to vote, encourage democratic participation, and fulfil the relevant accreditation criteria.

BUILD A TEAM: As well as getting buy-in from the key decision-makers, you’ll need a named senior contact and a team of people who are willing to do the work – including at least one person to attend an online training with Citizens UK.

WORK OUT A PLAN: Decide how your organisation will go about achieving each of the accreditation criteria, as well as how you will gather the data to demonstrate that you have met the accreditation criteria.

SUBMIT YOUR LICENCE APPLICATION: Send us the information we need to accredit you as a Voter Registration Champion.  We will ask you to send us an update each year to renew your accreditation.

CELEBRATE YOUR ACHIEVEMENT!: You’ll be able to use the Voter Registration Champion badge and logo to show your leadership in promoting democratic participation.

The movement is open to all organisations. Citizens UK member organisations and Living Wage employers are particularly encouraged to accredit, but we hope to see organisations across civil society such as faith groups, schools and colleges, and community groups joining the movement. If you are not sure which category to apply for then contact us at voterchampion@citizensuk.org.


Have questions?

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Join our Q&A sessions

The Voter Registration Champion Team hold regular webinars to answer your questions about getting started as Voter Registration Champion. Join us throughout February - July 2024 to meet the team and find out how you can make change!

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What is the Voter Registration Champion scheme?

Watch these short videos by the Deputy Director of Citizens UK to find out what the Voter Registration Scheme is all about and how to sign up.

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We want to promote the Voter Registration Champion scheme!

Ambassadors work with us on a plan to publicise the scheme to their networks and identify influential leaders in their network to speak out on the issue.