The EU Referendum is one of the most important things to happen in our lifetime. Potentially threatening our jobs, economics, cost of living, security and more. Regardless of your personal opinion, I urge you to get out and vote. You don’t even need to leave your house.
Here is how:
Voting takes place on Thursday the 23rd June 2016.
You can vote if you are:
- 18 or over on the 23rd June 2016.
- A British or Irish citizen living in the UK.
- A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has permission to remain in the UK or who does not require permission to remain in the UK.
- A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years. So travelling the world and still want to have your say? No problem.
If you’re not already on the electoral roll, you need to register by midnight on the 7th June 2016 at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call 08003280280 to be send a registration form.
If you’re already registered then you should have received a poll card already stating where your polling station is or when to expect your postal vote.
If you aren’t sure if you are registered then pop over to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Voting at a Polling Station
All the details of where and when should be on your polling card but if you still aren’t sure where your polling station is, contact your local council and they will point you in the right direction.
At the polling station, make sure you bring your polling card with you. Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm.
If you wish to do a postal vote (simply posting your vote rather than attending a polling station), you need to apply no later than 5pm on the 8th June. Apply for a postal vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call 08003280280 to be send a registration form.
When you actually vote, you need to make sure you post it well in advance so that it can arrive by 10pm on the 23rd June. If your postal vote has not arrived by 17th June then you need to contact your local council and they will quickly send you your vote..
Vote by Proxy
This means getting someone to vote on your behalf (eg if you are very sick or travelling abroad). Apply for a proxy voting form from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk no later than 5pm on the 15th June.
On your form you need to state why you can’t vote in person. The person you choose to vote on you behalf (your proxy) must be registered to vote themselves.
It really is simple. You just need to make sure you are registered first. I have mentioned a lot of dates here. The vote takes place on 23rd June 2016.
Please make sure you vote 🙂
Important sites & numbers:
About My Vote