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…
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:
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