In East Devon, there has been a last-minute drive to register to vote:
Election - Sidmouth Herald
As election looms, only a week left to make sure you can vote | East Devon Watch
The problem is much wider and much deeper, however:
Thousands could lose right to vote in General Election after botched reforms | Daily Mail Online
General Election 2015: Huge drop in registered voters could have crucial impact on who forms next government, experts warn - General Election 2015 - UK Politics - The Independent
There have been all sorts of campaigns to encourage people to register:
Celebrities urge young people to use their vote as Mirror steps up its #novotenovoice campaign - Mirror Online
Video: Jim Royle has a message for you NoVoteNoVoice ~ Frequency
Ricky Tomlinson: 'Russell Brand is a k***head - everyone must vote in the General Election' - 3am & Mirror Online
With some campaigns producing a fair bit of controversy:
Welcome to OBV | OBV
We knew Operation Black Vote would trigger a strong reaction. That was the point. - Comment - Voices - The Independent
Today's Telegraph featured a positive piece on young people wanting to vote:
Who says young men don't care about the election? - Telegraph
And yesterday's Independent carried a feature on a powerful new video:
General election 2015: Powerful video encourages young people 'to have a voice' and register to vote - General Election 2015 - UK Politics - The Independent
Published on Apr 16, 2015
Politicians aren't doing enough to get 18 - 25 year olds engaged in politics. Maybe it's because they're scared of what you'll say?
It is expected that 3,000,000 young adults will not vote in this year's general election. Imagine what that many voices could change?
This is an independent film and was not sponsored by any official governing bodies, nor does it align itself with any one of the political parties. It was made in support of free speech. Huge thanks to the cast and crew who made it possible.
Written & Directed by Anastasia Marshall
You Have A Voice - YouTube