To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which gave some women the right to vote in the UK we are putting together a video about what voting means to us today.

Many of us, of all genders, take it for granted that we can have a say in how things are done if we want to – whether that be in an organisation which you are a member of, in local government, in national parliamentary elections or in European elections. But what does it really mean? Do you think voting is important because in the past people have had to fight so hard for the right? Do you feel as though you should vote because it is your democratic right to do so? Does it mean something to you because you enjoy participating in a group or organisation, and want to make it the best it can be? Do we feel the pressure to vote because otherwise we cannot comment on how things are going?

If you have a response to the question ‘what does voting mean to me?’ we want to hear from you! Your clip will then form part of a video on our YouTube channel.

We will be showing the video at our event on Tuesday 6th February (more details can be found here) so we ask that submissions are sent to suffrageproject@eghammuseum.org by midnight on Wednesday 31st January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get involved

Clips should be filmed in landscape and should be no longer than 1 minute long. Footage filmed on smartphones is perfect – just make sure the quality is as high as possible.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

 

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