Why should I vote?
Some elections are won or lost by very narrow margins. The vote of just a few people (or sometimes even one!) can decide who becomes elected, who can form governments and how people's lives will be affected.
Most aspects of our lives are influenced by political decisions.
The decisions made by our elected representatives affect everybody, whether they are local councillors, Members of Parliament or Members of the European Parliament. It is important that the people who are elected represent the area properly. If you don't like what they do, you can vote for somebody that you think might do better.