MISSING MILLIONS: time for automatic voter registration



In this episode:

With an election on the cards, we’re talking about voter registration. The Resolution Foundation’s Laura Gardiner explains the relatively recent phenomenon of low youth turnout and Mete Coban tells us about what his organisation, My Life My Say, is doing about it. Then Danielle Root, voting rights expert at the Centre for American Progress, talks us through the success of new ‘Motor Voter’ laws, which have brought automatic voter registration to a number of US states. 

And we have a brand new section for you! Anna Taylor, co-founder of the UK Student Climate Network, is our first ever ‘cheerful person’. She chats about her journey into climate activism, plotting in Camberwell’s Costa and why we should all join the Global Climate Strike later this week.


Laura Gardiner (@lauracgardiner), senior research analyst at the Resolution Foundation

Mete Coban (@metecoban92), co-founder and CEO of My Life My Say

Danielle Root, Associate Director for Voting Rights and Access to Justice at the Centre for American Progress

Anna Taylor (@AnnaUKSCN), co-founder of UK Student Climate Network


More info

Turnout and voter registration

Automatic voter registration (AVR) in the US

Joel Pearce