About

Voting Counts is a simple, unbiased political resource that helps you make informed decisions when voting.

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 the website after hearing that some my friends didn’t feel ‘informed enough’ to vote. They had lots of questions about how elections actually impacted their lives, and who they should vote for. Although I have my own political views, I wanted to create a resource that would help them learn about the importance of voting, and come to their own conclusions about who to support.”

Voting Counts now has contributors from across the political spectrum, who all have the same aim of encouraging political engagement, while maintaining political neutrality to empower young adults to make their own informed decisions.

If you have any questions about Voting Counts, or if you would like to help out with the organisation please email us. We are also happy to respond to any media enquiries you may have.

Get Involved:

We are always looking for volunteers to help us produce content for the website.

Current content requests:

  • Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Mayor of Sheffield City Region
  • Mayor for the North of Tyne Combined Authority
  • What is an Member of the Senedd (MS)?
  • What is an Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)
  • Why vote in the Scottish Parliament Election?
  • Why vote in the Senedd Election
  • Single authority mayors (see the list here).

+ We’re open to suggestions!

The content our volunteers create is politically neutral, simple, and informative. All volunteers are fully credited for their work, and we are happy to supply references for those that have contributed to our website.

Want to volunteer? email contact@votingcounts.org.uk

Here at Voting Counts we are committed to spreading the message about the importance of voting and political engagement, to do this we’re always looking to work with groups and organisations of all shapes and sizes.

We can help supply items such as posters and flyers to help promote voter education and engagement.

Please note, as a voluntary organisation with no funding (other than a handful of small donations) we have extremely tight budgets, so we may politely ask for a financial contribution to cover costs. However, we don’t want this to limit our outreach, so get in touch if you have any queries!

If you’re interested in any of the below, speak to Rachael at contact@votingcounts.org.uk