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Voting in the EU Referendum

Voting in the European Union Referendum – what you need to know

The EU Referendum on Thursday 23 June is to decide whether the UK will remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union

Register to vote

To vote you must register by 7 June.  To register to vote visit gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Registering to vote is quick and easy.  You just need your National Insurance number, date of birth and address.

If you registered to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election in May you do not have to re-register – as long you haven’t moved home since.

If you’re normally able to vote in a parliamentary election you should be able to take part in this referendum – to check if you’re eligible visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.

Poll cards

We are now sending out poll cards to people who have registered to vote.  This will tell you where you need to go to vote on Thursday 23 June.

  • If you were registered to vote by 3 May 2016 then you should receive your poll card by 25 May – call us if you don’t
  • If you registered to vote after 3 May then you should receive it by 13 June.

Vote by post

If you’d like to vote by post time is running out to arrange this.  The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 8 June – apply for one at www.southoxon.gov.uk/votebypost.

Vote by proxy – allowing someone to vote on your behalf

Apply for a proxy vote for the EU Referendum

If you think you might be away or struggle to get to a polling station on 23 June you could apply to let someone else vote on your behalf – this is called a proxy vote – but we must receive you application by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June. Visit www.southoxon.gov.uk/votebyproxy to apply.

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