Local Authorities, partner organisations and MYPs

  1. Register for ballots by 18th July
                      –   Details of registered LAs are here The next update will be on Thurs 20th June
                      –   Details of registered school, colleges and youth groups are here.  The next update will be on Thurs 20th June
  2.        Organise. Build your Make Your Mark project team – get a plan, agree who will approach which schools etc, set up a WhatsApp/Messenger group to communicate.
  1.       Launch Day: 23rd August. LA/partner/MYP ballots will be delivered from 23rd August. To coincide with the start of the Autumn term schools etc in Scotland and Northern Ireland will receive ballots from 23rd Aug, while schools etc in Wales and England will take delivery from 2nd September. Royal Mail/courier tracking codes will be emailed to you once the ballots have been dispatched. A BSL video, downloadable Widget ballot will be available as part of the launch on 23rd August.
  1.       Run the vote by 9th October. For the schools’ resource we’ve teamed up with votesforschools.com who have produced a classroom resource
  1.        Submit Results. Online by Noon 9th October.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Local Authority, partner organisations and MYPs 


Youth Rep Make Your Mark Champions 



Training session plan


Planning a training session


Registration Form 

To make registration easier, this form will automatically populate some of the questions. Please be aware of this if you are using a personal device, and make sure its work contact details that are added rather than your own. 

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  • We're redesigning the voting this year, so young people will have one vote (from a list of 5) for a UK-wide issue, one vote (from a list of 5) for a Devolved issue, and then space for to write in a Local Issue. This is optional, but will be for LAs to take responsibility in coordinating the collection and reporting of this information. Only the UK and Devolved topics will be collated and reported nationally.
  • Ballots for will be delivered from 23rd Aug, and will be sent via courier. Tracking codes will be sent out at that time
  • For example, at the launch on 23rd August. Then during the campaign and reminders to submit their results online in the run up to the 9th Oct deadline
    The British Youth Council collects this data to ensure you can be informed of Make Your Mark, and the following campaign activities. The information will be stored on secure UK based servers for the duration of the project, and the Make Your Mark 2020’s registration period, ending in August 2020. Your information will be shared with British Youth Council employees/contractors and our delivery partners YouthFocusNW (North West England, Charity no. 1125563), Youth Work Unit (Yorkshire and Humber. Charity number 1096951) and Children in Wales (Registered Charity 1020313), where the registered address falls within those domains. Your information will also be shared with Esco (Company no. 3108910), our Mailing House for distribution of Make Your Mark ballots. In the event that your information needs be shared with a 3rd party not listed we will seek prior permission