5 Reasons to Vote

Your voice really does make a difference

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Voting gives you the power to decide how the UK is run - if you don't vote, you'll have no say over who makes decisions on important issues (and you won't be able to complain about it!).

1. Your Vote Counts

It really does - for example, in 2017 the SNP won North East Fife by a majority of just two votes.

If you're living in a stronghold, you may feel disillusioned - don't be! This is a great time to vote for a party you *truly* believe in, or even spoil your ballot in protest.

Your vote counts. It also helps to show voting trends.

2. It's Your Future

What you vote for now may well be what you see in the future. It's your responsibility to shape your future.

3. Defend Democracy

Don't take your right to vote for granted - people fought and died for you to be able to make your voice heard.

Just because you have the right to vote, it doesn't mean that you'll have it forever.

4. Don't Vote, Don't Moan

Yep - if you don't vote, you can't really complain about the outcome.

5. Dogs at Polling Stations

If people didn't vote, we wouldn't see all of the very good boys and girls at polling stations.

Take the pledge to Turn Up and vote - general elections only take place once every 5 years, so use your voice to make a difference.

Swansea University Students' Union