Following website problems people can now apply until midnight tomorrow
The Cabinet Office, has announced that the voter registration deadline will be extended until midnight tomorrow following a series of glitches with the website last night.
Matthew Hancock, MP, said:
'' Following discussions with the Electoral Commission and strong cross party support expressed in the House of Commons, we will introduce secondary legislation to extend the deadline for voter registration until midnight tomorrow. Having taken the decision today, we think it is right to extend to midnight tomorrow (9 June) to allow people who have not yet registered time to get the message that registration is still open and get themselves registered.''
The referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union takes place on Thursday 23 June.
The question will be: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
If you've already registered to vote you don't need to re-register but if you are not yet registered then the deadline has now been extended until midnight tomorrow.
Speaking in the commons today ( Wed) David Cameron urged everyone to keep on trying to register.
Registering only takes five minutes. Register to vote now.
June 8, 2016