About Voting Counts
Voting Counts is a simple, unbiased political resource that helps you make informed decisions when voting.
The website aims to help people understand who and what they are voting for, we use simple language to de-code politics and make it more digestible. All of our content is created by young adults and students.
Voting Counts was set up in 2014 by Rachael, who was studying for her A-levels, when she found that many of her friends did not intend to vote because they didn’t feel informed enough about politics.
“I founded Voting Counts after my friends were constantly asking me whom they should vote for, but as a politically active person my answer was always pretty biased. So I wanted to create somewhere my friends could actually go and compare the parties in an unbiased way rather than hearing an often one-sided opinion from friends, family and the media. It’s important for young people to make their own informed decisions”
Where is information sourced?
The political party’s descriptions and policies come from a number of sources. Usually the parties themselves provide information and some is also extracted from manifestos and press releases from the political parties themselves.
For other areas of the website different sources are used to create content, often from the Parliament UK website itself. We try to provide links to the sources of information wherever possible. The aim is to extract content from a wide variety of sources, then collate, rewrite and simplify it for our audiences. Most importantly we try to make sure that the information supplied to our readers is unbiased. Our content is also peer reviewed to make sure that it is of a suitable standard and remains impartial.
We are currently looking for people with a particular interest in writing unbiased guides to the upcoming elections of Mayors, including the election of the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Mayor of the Solent, Mayor of the Tees Valley, Mayor of the West of England, Mayor of the West Midlands