EU Referendum -23 June 2016
A referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union is taking place on Thursday 23 June 2016.
British, Irish, Commonwealth and Overseas voters will be able to vote in this referendum as long as they are registered to vote.
If you are registered as a postal voter for parliamentary elections, you will also be registered to vote by post in the EU referendum (unless you have requested a temporary postal vote). The deadline for registering to vote by post in the the Referendum is 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.
Postal voting packs will be delivered to voters registered in the UK from Friday 27 May 2016. If you have reason to believe you will not be at your registered address between 27 May and 23 June 2016 to receive, complete and return your postal vote, it is recommended that you appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.
If you cannot make it to a polling station on the day of the referendum you can apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. The deadline for appointing a proxy for the referendum is 5pm on Wednesday 16 June.
Our web pages also contain general information regarding postal and proxy voting.
British citizens living overseas who have been registered to vote in the United Kingdom in the last 15 years are entitled to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June 2016. Postal voting packs will be despatched to overseas voters from Monday 23 May 2016. It is important to note that the speed of international postal deliveries cannot be guaranteed and so completing and returning your postal pack as soon as possible is essential. Alternatively you may wish to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf as this is considered the more reliable way to ensure you able to cast your vote whilst residing outside of the UK.