This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Increase funding to engage those 18-24 in the voting process
Turnout has fallen from over 60% in the early 1990s to an average of 40% and is estimated around 36% for Brexit. More funding is needed for neutral education on the system and process.
According to the British Election Study, the proportion of registered 18 to 24-year-olds turning out to vote has consistently been below every other age group since the 1970s.
Eurobarometer suggested that young British adults are among the least engaged with the political process when comparing their peers across Europe.
Young people do not only vote less, but research by the Electoral Commission suggests they are less likely to be on the electoral register than other age groups.
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