A few weeks ago UUSU partnered up with Kidz Farm for a NI Assembly Election -- voter registration campaign with a difference.
The campaign saw over 600 voter registration forms given out across the four campuses to those that weren't already registered to vote ahead of the NI Assembly Elections.
VP Belfast Conan Meehan, who had this initiative in one of his manifesto pledges noted, “Register to Vote, Pet a Goat was a fantastic initiative to get students to start thinking, in a novel and furry way, about the recent NI Assembly Elections. With voter turnout having stagnated in previous elections, we knew it would take something special for it to resonate with students. Our voter registration campaign worked because it was unusual, and it really engaged all types of students to sign on to the electoral register”.
VP Magee, Ben Johnston, who set up the partnership with Kidz Farm concluded, “With over 600 registration forms handed out in the space of 3 days, we’d like to think we helped have some impact on the high voter turnout that was seen all across Northern Ireland. A special thanks to Kenny and Collette from Kidz Farm for partnering up with UUSU for the week, great fun was had for a really useful initiative".