Blog by Nouf Abdulqadar, Waltham Forest Citizens
With just 5 weeks until the General Election, around 9 million people are still missing from the electoral roll – that's a shocking one in five UK voters. 
I'm a 19 year old Muslim woman and this election will be my first. As a member of TELCO (East London) Citizens, our alliance will engage local parliamentary candidates on the issues affecting our communities - like knife crime and the housing crisis.
But, let's face it... politicians are more likely to act on our priorities if they know that their constituents will head to the polls in high numbers.
If we want our democracy to work as it should, it's crucial that we get as many people as possible onto the electoral roll. And we only have 3 weeks to make it happen! 
Members of Tyne and Wear Citizens encourage people in their networks to register to vote.