Overview of resources

We’ve created this toolkit to make it as easy as possible for anyone to promote registering to vote and democratic engagement.

Our flexible and adaptable resources can be used year round. You know when they’re going to be most relevant to your network, and it’s up to you when to use them.

Whether this is the first time you’re trying to promote voter registration, or you’re one of our longstanding partners, we hope you find it useful.

What you’ll find in this toolkit:

  • How you can help
  • Digital resources
  • Print resources

We also produce election-specific resources in the lead up to elections so you can promote awareness of these. Sign up to Roll Call, our newsletter for partners and organisations interested in voter registration, so we can stay in touch.

Why it's important

Voting is the cornerstone of people’s involvement in democracy. The ballot box is the place where people get to have their say on who represents them at a local or national level, to take decisions and to act on their behalf.

But if people don’t register, they can’t vote, it’s as simple as that. By encouraging your network to register, you can help us to ensure that everyone who is eligible to vote, is able to do so.

Sometimes elections can be called at short notice, giving less time to get the message out and for people to register to vote before the deadline. Encouraging people in your networks to register as soon as possible can avoid them missing out; once they’re on the electoral register, they will stay there unless they move house or their status changes.