Schools and Colleges can enable their young people to participate in the biggest democratic ballot and help platform youth voice.

This years Make Your Mark ballot for young people aged 11-18 years goes live from Monday 29th January to Friday 8th March 12pm.

It’s easy to feel excluded from UK elections especially when impactful issues are voted for those over 18.
Make Your Mark is their chance to be included. With the help of schools, colleges and youth projects, young people can send a direct message to services, decision makers, local government and central government about things that are most important to them.

They can share their views here:

If schools, colleges and youth groups haven’t registered with the British Youth Council for support and resources, there is still time- they can still enable their young people to take part in this years vote by contacting the Somerset Youth Parliament: Somerset UK Youth Parliament. You can also email Kate Darlington at

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January 25, 2024

Molly Venn