Until recently it was considered unthinkable that we’d have to contest the European elections in May. Without a Brexit deal making its way through the Commons, however, it is now almost inevitable that in a matter of weeks Britain will be doing just that. The Electoral Commission recently revealed that, at present, one in three young people in the UK are not registered — compared with 96 per cent of over-65s who are on the electoral roll. It’s long been axiomatic that young people vote in lower numbers than our elders. Though we’ve been more likely to steer clear of the ballot box in the past, we don’t accept lower turnouts as a foregone conclusion.
Source: The Times April 17, 2019 23:04 UTC