Understanding voter registration: Political games

These games were created by ten people between the ages of 13 - 21, supported by teachers from a school in Dartford, Kent. Those people went on to test these games across the U.K, under the name “Bite The Ballot”. In all the schools, pupil referral units and colleges these games were tested in the outcomes were the same. Students started by saying politics was boring and not relevant for them and by the end of the session they made an informed choice and registered to vote.

Bite The Ballot went on to become a social enterprise and took these games and other experiences to different parts of the world, believing that if all young people could value ideas over identity then politics and democracy would benefit from their active participation.

We hope you enjoy these games and we thank you for being the person who inspires youth participation. Please refrain from sharing your own political opinions - this is about neutrality and choice. Trust that if people develop the skills to question, debate and discuss then they will drive positive changes in our society at local, national and global levels.

From all of us at Bite The Ballot, thank you :)


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Created: Nov 15, 2019

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