Resources for 14-18 year olds

Welcome to your vote

Use these modules to understand what you can vote for, what to expect in elections, and how to actually cast your vote, so you feel confident to take part in upcoming elections in your area and know that your vote matters. 

Pass on what you’ve learned to your friends and family so you can encourage as many people as possible to get involved, get informed and use their vote.
 

Welcome to your vote

Voting and politics can sometime feel confusing. There can be a lot of unclear and old-fashioned words and explanations and it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. This guide will help you to feel more confident and knowledgeable about elections in your area.

Politics can sometimes be difficult to talk about. There are a lot of different views on big and small subjects. It can sometimes feel that you’re the only one who thinks a certain way and you may feel worried about sharing your opinions.

It’s easy to avoid talking about tricky topics but the more we talk about them, the more we can learn and the bigger impact we can make.

When talking about politics it’s always important to be respectful of other views. You may think differently to your parents or carers, brothers and sisters, or your friends. Having a free flowing discussion about politics is great and it’s ok to try and persuade someone to your way of thinking.

Remember to respect the person you’re speaking to and to listen to what they have to say too. It’s good to feel passionately about something, but it’s also good to remember to treat people fairly.