Published Wednesday, 1st June 2016
With the EU referendum fast approaching, residents are urged to register to vote by 7 June, and to check the Electoral Commission's voting guide for advice on how to take part.
The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016.
The guide, which was delivered to every UK household over the past couple of weeks, contains important information for voters on how to register to vote, how to cast your vote, and arguments from the lead campaigners for the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ side.
John Jory, Electoral Registration Officer for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said: “Now that voters in Reigate & Banstead have received the voting guide from the Electoral Commission, we hope people feel confident about taking part in the referendum on 23 June. Anyone that hasn’t received a copy can view it online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
“Don’t forget, you won’t be able to have a say if you haven’t registered to vote by the 7 June deadline, so I’d encourage everyone to get online now and register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It only takes a few minutes.”
Voters that are already registered to vote are being reminded that they do not need to register again for the EU Referendum on 23 June.
Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns and Corporate Communications at the Electoral Commission said: “The referendum on 23 June is an opportunity for people to have their say on one of the key political issues of our time.
“Voters have told us that they want accessible and impartial information so that they feel they can make an informed decision at the ballot box. We have sent our voting guide to every household across the UK so that as many people as possible feel confident about casting their vote on 23 June.”
The guide is also available online and has been produced in a range of different languages and accessible formats.
Any voters who require any additional information are advised to go to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or to telephone the Electoral Commission helpline on 0800 3 280 280.
The deadline to register vote for the EU referendum is Tuesday 7 June. The deadline for new postal and postal proxy vote applications and changes to exiting postal or proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 8 June. The deadline for new proxy vote applications (excluding postal proxy vote applications) is 5pm on Wednesday 15 June.
To register to vote, go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.