Everyone really, really wants you to register to vote
The deadline to register closes at 11.59pm tonight.
Today is the final day you can register to vote in the General Election – and with control of the country at stake there are plenty of people wanting to remind those who can to do so.
friends don't let friends forget to register to vote— rob noon (@noonbinary) May 21, 2017
Today is your last opportunity to forget to register to vote.— Richard Osman (@richardosman) May 22, 2017
Much of this encouragement is aimed at young people. Why? Well, according to statistics form Ipsos Mori just 43% of 18 to 24-year-olds voted in the 2015 election, compared with 78% of those aged 65 or over.
This vast gap between young and old voters has grown rapidly over the past few decades, with 63% of 18 to 24-year-olds voting in the 1992 election in comparison with a relatively unchanged amount of votes form older people.
A diminished young people’s vote could decide the election, and many public figures have used their position to urge the younger generation to take action.
Could I add my voice to remind my younger followers to register to vote - deadline 11.59 Monday https://t.co/pKXQNwC9Br— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) May 21, 2017
18-25 year olds: not long left to register to vote. please register, then vote. It's important. It's your future. https://t.co/ERBwaYl87w— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 21, 2017
Only one day left to register to vote! https://t.co/urto2f87ia— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) May 21, 2017
If there’s one message to be gleaned from all of this then, it’s that everyone wants you to register. If you haven’t done so already, click here.
And if you don’t, well, you’re going to have to answer to this person.
if u over 18 nd havent registered to vote ima hunt u down nd force u to watch fidget spinner reviews for the rest of ur life, go register— iosif ☭ (@screemas) May 21, 2017
A fate not worth thinking about…