Lori Carnochan went to meet the team behind Carlisle MENCAP's new film, which encourages people with disabilities to vote.
Carlisle MENCAP hope their new film will inspire people with learning disabilities to vote.
And the filmmaking process itself was worthwhile, according to those who put the video together.
Hear Our Voice is a national campaign by MENCAP, aimed at giving people with disabilities a voice in the run up to the General Election.
The aim is to make sure that learning disabilities are firmly on the agenda of all political parties.
There are 1.4 million people across the UK who have a learning disability and they want their issues to be heard by local and national politicians.
Today was the launch of a film they've produced, which you can watch here.
It's been produced by Carlisle MENCAP, and is being funded by the cabinet office.Read the full story ›
A film made in Cumbria to encourage disabled people to vote will be distributed across the UK.
500 copies will be sent to disabled people and groups ahead of May's general election.
That's because the quality of the film, and message behind it, have been approved by the Cabinet Office, which has agreed to fund it.
The film called "Voting - hear my voice" was made at Carlisle's MENCAP centre.
The polls for the Scottish Independence Referendum are open on Thursday until 10pm.Read the full story ›
It's the final day of campaigning for both the Yes and No campaigns, with just hours to go until tomorrow's Scottish independence referendum.
Politicians and supporters alike will be pounding the streets to speak to voters before they go to the polls.
Counting Officer for the Scottish Borders Council Area, Tracey Logan is urging voters to make sure they cast their vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September to ensure their views are counted.
“If you are voting in person at your designated polling station on Thursday – please just take a few minutes to plan when you are going to vote. Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm but make sure you leave plenty time before the 10pm deadline. Anyone that arrives after 10pm, by law, will not be able to vote."
- Total electorate for the Scottish Borders Council Area - 95,533
- Number of polling places in the Scottish Borders Council Area – 108
- Number of ballot boxes - 176 from polling stations, plus 22 postal vote boxes
- Number of election staff - 381 working in polling stations and 190 working at the count
- Number of postal votes issued – 14,628 (excluding postal proxy votes)
- Total postal proxy voters – 41
- Total proxy voters - 979
- Total number of registered under 18 voters in the Borders – 2,539
Many 16-year-olds in the south of Scotland will be able to vote next year in the Referendum on Independence.
Their counterparts south of the border have to wait two years before they can vote in anything.
Extending voting rights to sixteen year old is even being discussed in Westminster - but are young people interested?
In our latest Fixers update - three Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament are urging their peers to get interested in politics.
Outgoing Leaderdale and Melrose Councillor Nicholas Watson says the result in the by-election shows that voters are looking for more local representation, after his party colleague Iain Gillespie won his seat.
Mr Watson has moved to Cumbria to continue working as a clock maker and farmer.
"It is gratifying to know that the Borders Party isn't just about me and my colleague Sandy Aitchison, it is also about an idea whose time has come, people are fed up with national politics in local government and people really want to put in local government, they really want to revive independent politics."