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    Register to vote in the upcoming EU referendum

    18/05/2016
    Ahead of the referendum on 23 June

    You will have recently received a joint email from Professor Tim Blackman and Aman Siddiqi highlighting the importance of registering to vote – especially ahead of the EU Referendum on 23 June.

    Need more info on what it’s all about? We’ll run you through the basics…

    Register to vote

    What is a referendum? It’s a national vote which takes place on issue and the UK gives its eligible citizens the chance to vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer to a question of national importance.

    What is the referendum about? We’re being asked: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’

    How do I register? Visit gov.uk/register-to-vote

    What documents do I need to register? You’ll need your National Insurance number to register to vote. Look for it on payslips or official letters about tax, pensions or benefits. You can also ask for a reminder through the post.

    Can I vote in the EU Referendum? 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

    Are you home from uni on 23 June? Make sure you register at the right addressWhere will you be living during the summer? If you’ll be back at home on 23 June, make sure you’re registered at that address to vote in the EU Referendum.

    What if I’m away over summer? If you’re away, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy, providing you’ve already registered to vote. The postal vote application deadline is Wednesday 8 June and the proxy vote application deadline is Wednesday 15 June.

    When is the deadline? The deadline to register is Tuesday 7 June. If you are already registered to vote you will receive a poll card by Wednesday 25 May.

    You can find out more about whether you’re eligible to vote and to register on aboutmyvote.co.uk

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