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University and Higher Education accreditation

There will be a UK General Election in the next year or so. Currently 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.

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 accrediting as a Voter Registration Champion, your university can make a difference to democratic participation in your community, and join a non-partisan movement seeking to make sure 300,000 at-risk voters can exercise their right to vote.

What does my University need to do to become a Voter Registration Champion?

Voter registration

Ballot box
Registering your people to vote

Voter ID

Passport ID
Educating your people about Voter ID

Voter turnout

Crowd of people
Encouraging your people to exercise their democratic right
  • VOTER REGISTRATION: Run an annual Voter Registration campaign that aims to register 100% of your organisation’s eligible students before the deadline (with a 90% success rate).
  • VOTER ID: Educate every student about the Voter ID requirements, and make sure they have the photo ID they need in order to vote before the deadline.
  • VOTER TURNOUT: Remind your students about the election date, and encourage them to use their vote.
  • VOTER REGISTRATION WEEK (MARCH 4th -10th 2024): Help build the movement by participating in Voter Registration Week activities.

Find out more about what it means to accredit your university or Higher Education institution as a Voter Registration Champion.

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