Ballots Are Open For Big Bristol Youth Vote


It’s time to cast your vote for the next Bristol Youth Mayors and Youth Council members.

In January 2015, young people in schools, colleges and youth centres across Bristol will be voting in 28 young people to the Bristol City Youth Council for a two year term of office.

The young people that are voted in will represent young people’s views to adult decision makers, such as the Mayor, Councillors, Council Officers, Members of Parliament, and also influence policy decisions they make.

The opportunity to stand as a candidate in the Bristol Big Youth Vote is open to all young people aged 11 to 18 years, living in or going to school in Bristol. You can stand for election if you are under age 18 on the day of the election (13th February 2015).

Head to the Big Bristol Youth Vote website to view the campaign videos and vote for our next Mayors and Youth Council members.

Related Links:

‘To Vote… Always To Vote’ by Huw James

‘Seven Reasons You Should Run For Youth Council (And Take Over The World)’ by Sammy Jones

You can tweet about the Big Bristol Youth Vote with the hashtags #Bristol #YouthVote.

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