Today, Thursday 5th December, is Democracy Day! More than 20 campaigns have joined forces in an unprecedented effort to call out the ‘radio silence’ on reforming the voting system. Rarely have so many organisations come together at election time to shine the spotlight on such a crucial issue.

This network of democracy organisations is calling for parties, activists, and the media to use Thursday 5th December as a key date in the electoral calendar to discuss the ‘elephant in the polling booth’ – the need to reform how politics works in Britain.

You can read the open letter signed by 22 organisations, which has been published in the Guardian, here.

In conjunction, many of the campaigns are running parallel activities. Here are some examples of what’s happening today:

We hope that with this combined effort we can finally say that this general election could be the last under First Past the Post, and we can take the next steps towards real democracy.