The potential power of non-voters.

Voting Counts was originally set up to encourage young adults to vote, to do this we set about creating a list of reasons outlining the importance of voting. There are still however thousands of people in the UK who choose not to partake in the democratic process of voting at election time.

Election Maps UK is a really interesting twitter feed which collates data from elections into graphics. One of their recent tweets caught our eye. These graphics demonstrate the potential power of non voters.

As can be seen from these graphics if just half of the non voters voted for one party in particular the outcome of the election could have been dramatically different. Next time you think that your vote won’t make a difference, consider these graphics. Mobilising a generation of disaffected voters could have a dramatic impact on the political landscape.

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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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