Published Thursday, 2nd June 2016

With the EU referendum fast approaching, the Council is urging residents to look out for the Electoral Commission’s information booklet which has been delivered to all UK households.

The 2016 EU Referendum - you can't miss it! infographicThe referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016. 

The booklet contains important information for voters on the referendum, how to register to vote and how to cast your vote. 

Alongside delivery of the information guide, the Electoral Commission has launched its national voter registration campaign to remind people to register by the deadline of Tuesday 7 June. 

Advertising will appear across TV, radio and online on demand video services encouraging viewers. 

Make sure you can take part

John Jory, Electoral Registration Officer for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said: “There is still time to make sure you can take part in the EU referendum, so I’d encourage everyone in Reigate & Banstead to act now if they’re not already registered to vote. 

“Our message is simple: you can’t vote if you’re not registered by Tuesday 7 June. It’s easy to register and only takes a few minutes online – just head to

“If you are already registered to vote there is no need to register again for the EU referendum.”

Where will you be?

England – Ben Brook, Head of Performance and English Regional Teams, said: “Keep an eye out for our information booklet which is being delivered to homes across the UK. It contains really important information on how to take part in this historic event. 

“We want to make sure that everyone who is eligible to take part, is able to. Our advice is to plan in advance where you will be on polling day. If you’re likely to be away on the day and will be unable to get to the polling station then you can look at options for postal or proxy votes.” 

Important dates

  • Tuesday 7 June - deadline to register to vote for the EU referendum
  • 5pm on Wednesday 8 June - deadline for new postal and postal proxy vote applications and changes to exiting postal or proxy vote applications
  • 5pm on Wednesday 15 June - deadline for new proxy vote applications (excluding postal proxy vote applications)

To register to vote visit 

More information is available on our European Referendum webpage and at