Using great design to get young people to vote

You might have noticed that there's an election just around the corner in the UK. If you're at all plugged into social media, you've probably got a friend or relative spamming your timeline with manifesto pledges, derogatory statuses or dismayed emojis that express a wish for this whole politics thing to just chill out for a day at least.

There's one group of people, though, who are more apathetic to the election than anyone else. That's right: young people. Defined as anyone under the age of 25 (sorry), young people are statistically the least likely to exercise their democratic right to vote in the general election on 8 June. They're also the main group of people targeted by the Rize Up campaign.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.