Local Authorities and Members of Youth Parliament

How to get involved in Make Your Mark 2018

1.          Register. By 20th July:

  • Your LA for ballots (workers only) using the form below – details of registered LAs will appear here
  • Encourage schools, colleges and youth groups to register (inc for paper ballots) by 20th July- details of registered school, colleges and youth groups appear here

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.

3.        Launch Day: 22nd August.  LA/MYP ballots will be delivered from 22nd August.  Then schools etc from 7th 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 22nd Aug.

4.        Run the vote by 10th October. For the schools’ resource we’ve teamed up with votesforschools.com who have produced a classroom resource

5.         Submit Results. Online by Noon 10th October

FAQs and guides:

Frequently Asked Questions

Youth Rep (inc MYP): Make Your Mark Champions Guide

Template letter for schools


Resources for schools


  • We have a limited number of ballots to share across all LAs and partner organisations, so would be grateful if the request was based on realistic estimates/number of votes recorded in 2017
    Each LA manages the vote slightly differently. Some collect results and upload them on behalf of registered schools etc, and give slightly different deadlines to manage this. Others prefer for schools etc to be contacted by BYC.