One of the most important aspects of our development has been the input of the volunteers who dedicate their time, knowledge and passion into the website. We are currently looking to expand this volunteer team.Read more
Rachael Farrington: Founder
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”
Rachael is also a member of the Advisory Council for new thinktank, The Institute for Digital Democracy. Through Voting Counts she has been able to contribute to the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy and consultations on GCSE and A-Level reforms with the Department for Education.
Rachael is currently a final year Politics and History student at Brunel University London, and runs Voting Counts in her spare time.