On 2nd March, a voter registration event took place at the University of Southampton, held collaboratively between SUSU, the City Council, and PAIR. Though campus is currently swept up in Student elections, the general election takes place in May this year and there were still 14,000 voters not registered at the time of the event – the majority of whom are students.
Local councillors Dan Jeffrey and Keith Morrell came to speak and encourage students to register to vote, a service available at the event. Apathy towards the general elections is not an encouraging sign for the student generation. … Read the rest