Student encourages hundreds of his peers to enrol to vote

Launceston College student and AYCC volunteer Monte is passionate about young people having a say in their future, and recently started a Twitter hashtag to raise awareness about the importance of young people enrolling to vote this election. Unfortunately, despite enrolling to vote just after he turned 16, Monte misses out on voting by just 22 days this election, so the hashtag #saybootojuly2 was created as a way to tell his peers about  the importance of enrolling to vote.

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Over a quarter of young people aged 18-24 weren’t enrolled to vote in the last election. Monte was determined his peers knew the importance of enrolling to vote and having their voice heard on issues that matter to them. He used social media to encourage peers and young people in his area to enrol, holding an enrol to vote stall at Launceston College.

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He even made it onto local ABC radio, doing an interview and a video about why he is passionate about young people having a say. Even though he misses out in voting this year, Monte is so keen to get all other young people’s voices heard. GO MONTE!!!

Listen to Monte’s ABC radio interview here: