17. Why do I need a user account? How do I create one? 

You need to create a user account in order to be able to submit and support petitions and receive information about them. Please go to "start a petition" at the top of the page and fill in the registration form. Fields marked by an asterisk (*) are required. After clicking "register", a confirmation email will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Click on the link included in the email or if this does not work, copy and paste the link into the address bar of your browser. Your account is now set up and you are ready to submit a petition - do not forget to log in!