The Government has announced that a ‘national democracy week’ will take place between 2 to 8 July 2018. The week aims to encourage citizens to take part in the democratic process and there are a series of events to improve engagement in voting and elections.
A spokesperson for the Government said:
“Regardless of who we are or where we are from, we must work together to ensure that every member of society has an equal chance to participate in our democracy and to have their say.
National Democracy Week, 2-8 July, is week-long celebration of democracy in society, including events, talks and fun activities, an opportunity to celebrate progress and champion future democratic participation in this historic Centenary year of Suffrage.
National Democracy Week is being delivered in collaboration by the National Democracy Week Council members, the Cabinet Office and partners across the country. Together we will deliver a range of exciting democratic engagement activities in the lead up to and during the week”.