Press: Launch of the new Voting Counts website!

Voting Counts launches new website ahead of London Mayoral Elections and EU Referendum.

Voting Counts, an unbiased political resource, has launched its new website ahead of the upcoming elections  for London Mayor and EU Referendum. The website aims to help young people make informed decisions by explaining the basics of British politics and allowing them to compare the candidates or arguments.

www.votingcounts.org.uk

The new website is the first step in the organisations expansion, and incorporates a number of new features to make information accessible to young people. Users are now able to join the website as a member and submit their own blog posts and content. Voting Counts is hoping to expand into creating resources for teachers in the near future.

The not for profit organisation was set up in 2014 by student Rachael Farrington, after friends said they would not vote if they didn’t understand who, or what they were voting for.  “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” (Rachael Farrington, Founder of Voting Counts). The organisation continues to expand thanks to the number of student volunteers who help to produce content for the website.

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For further information please contact:

Rachael Farrington – votingcounts@outlook.com

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Rachael Farrington

Hello! I founded Voting Counts back in 2014, when I was a sixth form student. I'm now studying Politics and History at University and run Voting Counts in my spare time.

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