Migrants Organise has launched a project to support EU nationals, migrants and refugee communities in getting their voices heard in the 2017 General Election on 8 June. Voter registration events are already being organised by communities across the UK.
How to get involved
Organise a Voter Registration event
No registration drive near you?
Learn how to organise one with ouraction toolkit. Let us know when and where you’re holding your event and we’ll help you advertise it.
Spread the word, let everyone know you’ve registered! Wear a badge, display a poster, post a selfie wearing the goods
Your Vote Matters
Around seven million people in the UK are not correctly registered to vote. Could that be you?
All migrants and refugees, including those without eligibility to vote in these elections can use the website to organise events, raise their voices and contribute to the democratic process.
Visit promotemigrantvote.org.uk to see a map of existing events, downloadable resources and an action toolkit that provides ideas and information.
The website will be updated with events over the coming week – email[email protected] to add your event now!
Nearly 16 million people who were eligible to vote did not do so in the 2015 General Election. Many millions are not registered to vote or need support to exercise their democratic rights. Migrants communities can struggle to participate due to language barriers and a lack of familiarity with the democratic process. Others find elections to be an alienating and disempowering experience as the issues migrants do not appear in the national conversation. This absence of representation can translate into fear, frustration, anger and apathy.