Youth Surge – 2 million register to vote in under two months
In total, of all age groups, between November 18th and November 7th just over one million (1,013,400) people have registered to vote. From November 6th to October 25th exactly one million (999,997) others registered to vote.
In the last 30 days, 1,476,500 have registered, in the previous 30 days it was 604,600. In total, 2,081,100 have registered to vote in the last 60 days.
The biggest age group is 18 -24 followed very closely by 25-34. In a distant third place is the age group 35 – 44.
Under the age of 34 – well over 700,000 people have registered to vote.
The rise in the use of online registration is helping. In November 2016, only 46.2% of registrations were made online. By October 2019 it was 70.4% and in the last six months, it has averaged 81.5%.
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Currently, well over 200 people per hour are now accessing the registration database.
(See – Voter registration dashboard gov.uk HERE for breakdowns of age, digital, type, etc)
The death of Brexit?
Approximately half a million people die in England each year, two-thirds of whom are aged 75 years of age and older. Since June 2016, 700,000 (60% of over 65’s who voted for Brexit) of Brexit voters have passed on into the great unknown.
The government knows that since June 2016 and June 30th 2019 – the number of 18-year-olds eligible to vote has risen by about one million – 1,007,538 to be precise. (source: ONS.gov)
If there were to be a second referendum now, 52% would vote Remain and 48% Leave, an average of polls over the past six months suggests. But as each year goes by, the ideology of Brexit wanes because the young are new, predominantly remain voters and those replacing the departed who voted Remain are likely to stay so.
The numbers are – day by day, against Brexit.
So, if the youth are outraged by their opportunities being curtailed by Brexit, then get them to register to vote and make sure they do by the 26th of November at 11.59 pm. It takes less than 5 minutes and all that is needed is a name, address and national insurance number.