For the referendum on EU membership on Thursday June 23
Today (Thursday 23 June 2016) there will be a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union (EU).
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?
You will be asked to vote to: ‘Remain a member of the European Union’ or ‘Leave the European Union’.
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
The deadline to register for the EU Referendum has now passed.
Your Poll Card will tell you where your Polling Station is. If you have lost your Poll Card you can click here and enter your postcode to see where you must vote on 23 June. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
You do not need your Poll Card to vote but you can only vote at your allocated Poll Station.
If you are taken ill or get unexpected work commitments after the deadline for applying for a proxy vote (15 June) which prevents you from attending the polling station on election day, you can appoint a proxy to vote for you.
You will need a doctor or employer to support your application. The deadline to apply for an emergency proxy is 5pm on 23 June and the form can be downloaded from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
For any further information on voting can be found here
23rd June 2016