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EU Referendum Vote

What is the referendum about?

A referendum asks you to vote on a question.

For this referendum the question is:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Can I vote in the EU Referendum?

You can vote in this referendum if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on 23 June 2016 and are:

  • A British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or
  • A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
  • A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
  • An Irish citizen living overseas who was born in Northern Ireland and who has been registered to vote in Northern Ireland in the last 15 years

How do I vote?

Once you are registered to vote, there are three ways you can vote in the EU Referendum.

1. At your polling station in person

You will receive a poll card telling you where your polling station is. You will also be able to check how to find out where your polling station location is in the 'Your local area' section closer to the date of the referendum.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 June 2016.

2. By post

To apply to vote by post, you will need to complete a postal vote application form.

Download a postal application form (PDF)

Once you have completed and signed your application form, send it to your local electoral registration office to arrive by 5pm on8 June 2016. To find the contact details for your local electoral registration office, enter your postcode in the 'Your local area' section of our homepage.

You will receive your ballot paper by post. A ballot paper can be sent overseas, but you need to think about whether you will have time to receive and return it so it arrives back by 10pm on 23 June 2016.

Find out more about casting your vote by post

3. By proxy

Voting by proxy means allowing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf.

To apply to vote by proxy, you will need to complete a proxy vote application form.

Click here to find the correct proxy application form for you

Once you have completed and signed your application form, send it to your local electoral registration office to arrive by 5pm on15 June 2016. To find the contact details for your local electoral registration office, enter your postcode in the 'Your local area' section of our homepage.

When you apply for a proxy vote you will need to state why you cannot vote in person. Your proxy must be registered to vote and eligible to vote in the referendum. Your proxy will vote on your behalf so you will need to tell them how you want to vote.

Find out more about casting your vote by proxy

Earlier Event: June 22
Prayer
Later Event: June 24
Kidz Club