Why is registering to vote so important?

In this lesson, we will investigate running a voter registration drive and consider how people register to vote, as well as why it is so important. We will also consider why local elections matter and how this is linked to power to make decisions in our counties, towns, cities and villages.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.To vote in local elections within England, what age do you have to be?

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Q2.True or false? If you are an Irish or Commonwealth citizen, you can still vote in English local elections.

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Q3.A political party is a group of people who share a common view on issues. Which one of these is NOT a political party?

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Q4.True or false? You can vote if you are serving a sentence in prison.

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Q5.First Past The Post (FPTP) is the voting system used in local elections in England. Which statement best describes FPTP?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.To vote in local elections within England, what age do you have to be?

1/5

Q2.True or false? If you are an Irish or Commonwealth citizen, you can still vote in English local elections.

2/5

Q3.A political party is a group of people who share a common view on issues. Which one of these is NOT a political party?

3/5

Q4.True or false? You can vote if you are serving a sentence in prison.

4/5

Q5.First Past The Post (FPTP) is the voting system used in local elections in England. Which statement best describes FPTP?

5/5

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Why is registering to vote so important?

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Q1.True or false? Democracy is a system of government whereby people are able to express their views fairly and vote.

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Q2.True or false? A voter registration drive is an organised process of encouraging residents to register to vote. All voters must be on the electoral register.

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Q3.True or false? The ballot box is where votes are placed, once cast, in a polling station

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Q4.Which of the following BEST describes a manifesto?

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Q5.A political party or group with the majority of councillors can run the council and make decisions. To calculate whether a political party or group has a majority, which formula should you use?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Why is registering to vote so important?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.True or false? Democracy is a system of government whereby people are able to express their views fairly and vote.

1/5

Q2.True or false? A voter registration drive is an organised process of encouraging residents to register to vote. All voters must be on the electoral register.

2/5

Q3.True or false? The ballot box is where votes are placed, once cast, in a polling station

3/5

Q4.Which of the following BEST describes a manifesto?

4/5

Q5.A political party or group with the majority of councillors can run the council and make decisions. To calculate whether a political party or group has a majority, which formula should you use?

5/5

Lesson summary: Why is registering to vote so important?

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