Youth Board – have you registered though

Published on Mon 15 May 2017

We would like to encourage young people to disrupt the expected, by making your own video following the below brief to help make the #haveyouregisteredthough campaign viral.

Last week Ellie Kendrick, Brad Birch and Elliot Barnes-Worrell hosted a workshop with our Youth Board alongside young people from other theatre’s participation groups to discuss how we can encourage young people to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming General Election.

In response to group discussions the Youth Board created the hashtag #haveyouregisteredthough and have been making videos asking people the question.

Speaking about the workshops Ellie Kendrick said:

“#haveyouregisteredthough came out of a session focussed on getting young people registering to vote. We split into focus groups, and in the one I led we shared memories of moments and conversations that changed our minds, and then used that as a starting point for our own ideas.

Thus #haveyouregisteredthough was born! Basically, it can be applied to any moment: you see someone doing something, take a picture or a video of it, and ask… have you registered though? You’re snapping – but have you registered though? You’re walking down the street – but have you registered though? You’re standing one-legged on a pole fifty metres out to sea…. BUT HAVE YOU REGISTERED THOUGH?!

The hashtag will start with the Royal Court Youth Board – and from there anyone with an internet connection can join in and put their own slant on it. It’s all about the juxtaposition of the situation and the slogan. Creativity is key!”

Please include the hashtags #haveyouregisteredthough #promotethevote #itsourfuture

Check out the YouTube playlist to see some of the videos made so far:

For more information on how you can register to vote click here.

The General Election takes place on 8 June 2017. The deadline to register is 22 May.