Success for DMU volunteers as more than 200 students register to vote on deadline day

By Thomas Carter

Volunteer ambassadors at De Montfort University in Leicester spent today (Tue,NOV26) helping fellow students register to vote in preparation for the General Election on December 12.

With the deadline to register at 11:59pm this evening, students set up a stand at the entrance to the Students’ Union on campus this morning.

A group of volunteers have been at the stall assisting their peers in signing up, with more than 200 new sign-ups today alone.

Student volunteer Mark Harris, a Politics and International Relations student at DMU, was “shocked” at the number of people who were yet to register.

“I couldn’t believe the amount of students who were not on the electoral roll, especially with the importance elections hold for young people.

“Our records show that over 200 people have signed up to vote today, which is a remarkable statistic.

“Still, it is great to see so many people getting involved in politics, and showing an interest in their futures.

“I encourage anyone who hasn’t already, to register, as every vote matters and can make a real difference to the state of our country.”

The Students’ Union for De Montfort University has a wide variety of clubs, with five societies being associated with political debate, showing the diversity and opportunity for students to get involved in politics.

Today’s events are yet another great example of ways to volunteer at DMU, with the ‘Give it a Go!’ campaigns (student-run volunteering events) also launching this week.

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, November 26th, at 11:59pm.

If you are yet to sign up or have a question regarding voting, you can go to https://www.registertovote.service.gov.uk/register-to-vote/already-registered?src=schema

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