This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Hold all UK elections and referendums on Sundays.
In the 2015 general election, the gap between old voters and young voters was massive.
Just 43% of 18-24-year-olds went to the polls, compared with 78% of people aged 65 or over, according to Ipsos Mori.
An obvious reason for this discrepancy is lack of time due to work and study.
Real democracy is when all adults have an equal opportunity to vote. If you are a worker or a student you have far less time to vote during the week then a pensioner. To make society more equal and democratic we need to level the playing field. If elections and referendums are held on Sundays this will make society more equal and democratic. Far more people will be able to vote and thus parliament and referendums will represent us more closely.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website