It gives you a say on important issues that affect you – from roads and recycling, to education and climate change, to housing and employment.
Elections can be called at short notice – if you don’t register in time, you may not be able to vote. It’s as simple as that!
It gives you the choice to vote for your local and national representatives, if you don’t vote, other people get to choose who represents you.
In the last 5 years, important social issues such as the marriage equality have been decided by voters in a referendum, other important referendums may arise in the next year, it’s important that your voice is heard through your vote.
If you don’t vote, other people will make the vote and make the decision for you.