Only 43% of 18 to 24-year-olds voted in the last election, the lowest of any age group, despite having the most to gain and the most to lose. This needs to change if you want to see decision makers make you a priority through policies that will positively impact on your lives and prospects.

The message is simple: register and, on Thursday 8 June, take to the polls and vote.

By signing up, finding out what local candidates can offer and making an informed choice on polling day, you can make sure your voice is heard by the next Government.

This election is one of the most important of recent years and it is essential that young people stand up and have their say

Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales

Vote for your Future

If you are 18 or over, register before it closes on Monday 22 May.

YMCA Manifesto 2017

Read recommendations from our General Election Manifesto.

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Get Involved

Find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.

Our video campaign to encourage young people to vote was filmed with YMCA Youth Ambassadors from across the country. Youth Ambassadors are young people aged 18 to 30 years old who represent our organisation nationally and internationally.