Rachael Farrington, Founder
I founded Voting Counts after my friends were constantly asking me why they should vote and whom they should vote for, but as a politically active person myself I didn’t want to impose my own personal bias on them.
So I wanted to create somewhere my friends could actually go and learn about the importance of voting, as well as compare the parties in an unbiased way rather than hearing an often one-sided opinion from friends, family and the media. It’s important for young people to make their own informed decisions
Voting Counts is a simple, unbiased political resource that helps you make informed decisions when voting.
The website aims to help people understand who and what they are voting for, we use simple language to de-code politics and make it more digestible. All of our content is created by young adults and students.
As well as having almost 40,000 people visit the website on the day of the 2017 general election, we've appeared on national news outlets during election campaigns to discuss the importance of voting.