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Education is "the key" to encouraging young people to vote and helping end the general disenfranchisement plaguing 16 to 25-year-olds, Jermain Jackman told Daybreak.
19-year-old Jermain, a contestant on the Voice, said young people would be "inspired" to vote if they were "informed of what their rights and responsibilities are" and learned how people had died for the right.
Dubbed "the singing politician" on the Voice, Labour Party Youth Coordinator Jermain also David Cameron a run for his money by encouraging people to vote for him.
The next general election will be about capturing "the hearts and minds of Britain's youth", according to voting campaigners.
Jermain Jackman, a star of TV talent show The Voice, was speaking on behalf of the Swing the Vote campaign after it emerged 69% of young people did not believe in a voting boycott.
Some 78% of 16 to 25-year-olds do not feel modern politics represents the needs of their generation, a survey has revealed.
The poll, carried out by charity vInspired, also showed how online and mobile phone technology could be used to lure younger people to the ballot box.
At least 73% of younger voters quizzed wanted to access the ballot box via text message or online voting.
It also identified the key battlegrounds for the youth vote as immigration (40%), the cost of living (29%) and stopping increases to student fees (18%).