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Monday 29 January to Sunday 4 February

Monday 29 January to Sunday 4 February

Every January we ask schools and youth groups to join us in celebrating democracy by delivering democratic education with their students and young people.

About Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024

We aim to support young people to get the knowledge they need to feel confident to cast their vote and to get involved in democracy. Welcome to Your Vote Week provides a time in the year for teachers and educators to start the conversation with their young people.

Sign up to take part in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024 to receive downloadable posters and social media graphics.

Our year-round education resources are available to support you to get involved. These include:

  • a series of six lesson plans, tailored to the curriculum
  • short activities for youth groups or in form time or registration
  • youth facing information including quizzes and animated videos

Your Voice Matters

The theme for 2024 is Your Voice Matters. Our youth voice champions from across the UK have shared their ideas for the theme of Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024. There were so many ideas, all of which had something in common – knowing that every voice, and every vote, matters.

This Welcome to Your Vote Week, celebrate how everyone’s voice matters, and how everyone can make an impact on the issues important to them by getting involved in democracy. Whether you choose to cast your vote, start a petition, or take part in your school council, there are lots of ways to make your voice heard and show your voice matters.

A message from the Northern Ireland Youth Forum

Get involved

Everyone is welcome to get involved in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024, and you join in how ever you would like to. Feel free to be creative, ask your students and young people for their ideas, and deliver something which best suits you and your group.

You could:

  • hold a vote in your school or youth group which will make a real impact
  • run a voter registration drive for young people in your area
  • deliver our series of six lesson plans, or one of your own
  • organise an off-timetable democracy day in which your students design their own voter registration campaign
  • play democracy themed games
  • create fun social media content
  • or something completely different

Remember to share your plans and what you get up to during the week on social media with #WelcomeToYourVote

Sign up to the week now

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