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 why they should vote and whom they should vote for, but as a politically active person myself I didn’t want to impose my own personal bias on them.
So I wanted to create somewhere my friends could actually go and learn about the importance of voting, as well as 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”
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.
If you’d like to get involved in Voting Counts, we’d love to hear from you. Just drop us an email!
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.
Please note, as a voluntary organisation with no funding (other than a handful of small donations) we have extremely tight budgets, so we do kindly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Groups, Sixth Forms, & Colleges
We’re very keen to support Youth Groups, Sixth Forms, and Colleges (or other organisations helping 16-18 year olds) get their members and students registered to vote and learn about the importance of voting and political engagement. We can put together poster and leaflet packages to suit the size of your group.
Student Unions & Universities
Many students will get the opportunity to take part in a General or Local Election during their time at University. We want to work with Student unions to promote engagement in upcoming elections and voter registration. Get in touch with us if you’d like us to work with you to put together a package of posters, beer/coffee mats, and flyers.
Libraries & Community Centres
Working at the centre of communities libraries and community centres often have an excellent platform to promote voter registration and political engagement, we’d be delighted to work with you on putting together resources for your community.
Media & Commercial
We have featured heavily in the media during the run up to the 2015 and 2017 General Elections (see full list here), and have worked with youth organisations to produce branded content. Get in touch if you’d like to work with us on a branded or commercial project (of whatever scale)!
Know exactly what you want? Order posters and beer/coffee mats from our shop.