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Compulsory voting in UK General Elections

Submitted by George Edge- Robinson on Tuesday 15th November 2022

Published on Monday 21st November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 21st May 2023

Current Signatures: 11
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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17 year olds ~ aged ~ Compulsory ~ Democrats ~ Driving ~ Driving lessons ~ Elections ~ INCREASE ~ independence ~ Lessons ~ Minimum ~ Minimum wage ~ Transport ~ Voting ~ Young people

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Compulsory voting in UK General Elections

Petition Details

For there to be compulsory voting within the UK for General Elections. We believe this will make the outcome of elections more democratic and improve representation within communities.

Additional Information

With the increase in cost of living and the current economic climate many young people aged 16-17 are unable to provide for themselves. At this age young people are becoming more independent, taking driving lessons, and having to pay increased prices on public transport. Young people aged 16-17 are entitled to a minimum wage of £4.81 but 18-year-olds are entitled to at least £6.83. Increasing the minimum wage for 16-17 year olds could encourage young people to seek out employment.


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