Facebook Voter Registration: General Election Vote Incentive

The Electoral Commission knows that they need to do something to improve turnout figures for the 2010 General Election in the UK. They think that they have come up with the perfect solution to encourage 18-24 year olds to vote, and that is by using social network site Facebook.

According to Commerce Tuned, every user of Facebook in the UK has since seen a campaign asking if they are registered to vote- this took place on April 10. Was this enough to persuade you to vote? We are certain that policies are more important than just trying to get the younger generation interested.

An app that now sits on Facebook’s dedicated election page, Democracy UK will give users the chance to download a personalized voter registration form, this can then be sent to the Electoral Commission. This certainly shows how popular social networking has become, getting these 18-24 year olds onboard is very important to each party.

Do these kinds of incentives do enough to persuade you to vote?


  • With the general election campaign underway, here are some ideas for questions to ask candidates about Common Purpose:

  • sharon

    I would like to know just how many people have changed their voting registration. After 50 years of voting one way at 69 years old I certainly have changed mine.


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