No Big Bang Theory This Election Day, As E4 Shuts On May 7th

Channel 4 doesn’t want you to miss a ‘life-changing moment’ so is shutting down its youth channel to get you all voting…

No Big Bang Theory This Election Day, As E4 Shuts On May 7th

by Sophie Wilkinson |

You might be one of the millions of people registered to vote – or even one of the 500,000 people who left registering until 20 April, the last possible day to do so – but now, well, you’ve got one last thing to do – vote.

That’s why Channel 4 – the big bosses behind E4 – are shutting the youth station for a day on Thursday 7 May (that’s election day, everyone).

The broadcaster is to put out an advert asking, ‘How many times have you missed life-changing events because you wanted to watch your favourite show?’

Miss a potentially life-changing event so you can watch the advert here:

It’s a great idea, but for the future, there are other incentives the powers that be can get more young people voting. For example:

  1. Making voting available online

  2. Making it clearer where people should vote – at home where they grew up and where their passport/National Insurance Number is registered to, or where they’re renting?

  3. Not putting voting day in the summer

  4. Not putting voting day on the first Thursday of a month, immediately after pay day, when everyone wants to go out and have a good time instead of thinking about politics

  5. Making young people feel just the tiniest bit pandered to by politicians.

In the mean time? Yes, taking the Big Bang Theory off air for the night might have some positive impact on the world…

Like this? You might also be interested in:

Can't Bring Yourself To Vote For Anyone? Here's Why You Need To Spoil Your Ballot Paper

MPs Have No Time For Young People, Says MP

'We're Best Mates, But She's Voting Tory And I'm Voting Labour'

Follow Sophie on Twitter @sophwilkinson

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us