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.
The deadline to register to vote for this referendum and apply to vote by post has now passed.
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. Please note that your appointed proxy must be willing to vote in person at your polling station, they cannot vote anywhere else. 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.