Competition launched to urge Oxford Students to register to vote

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Oxford students were urged this week to register to vote in EU elections. In partnership with the SU, Vote For Your Future, a cross-party campaign, are urging students to register to vote in the upcoming EU elections.

Students are encouraged to post a photo of their voter registration confirmation in the group, and the college with the most registrations will win £250 for their JCR.

Building on successful versions for the 2015 and 2017 general elections and 2016 EU election, it is hoped that this will mobilise students, many of whom are not on the electoral role, to go and vote in the EU election.

Dominic Brind, who is leading the initiative, said: “EU elections are coming at a crucial stage of Brexit: it’s vital that as many students at Oxford as possible register to vote. Currently, Oxford’s MEPs include Nigel Farage: students can have a say about who they want to represent them and whether they share their values. They need to vote for their futures.” The group can be found at Vote for Your Future Oxford: pledge to reg and on Facebook.

Funding for the scheme is provided by Timothy Garton Ash.

You can register to vote here.

Image credit: Oxford Pledge to Vote Facebook