Register For EU Referendum – your vote counts!

12th May 2016

If you’re not already registered to vote you have until 7 June to register for EU Referendum

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.

How to vote
To register to vote, please visit 

If you are registered as a postal voter for local and 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 Referendum is 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016. You will receive your postal ballot pack no later Thursday 16 June 2016.

Postal voting packs will be delivered to voters registered in the UK from Wednesday 1 June 2016. If you have reason to believe you will not be at your registered address between 1 June 2016 and 16 June 2016 to receive it, it is recommended that you appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.

You may also wish to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf if you cannot attend your polling station on the day of the Referendum. The deadline for appointing a proxy for the referendum is 5pm on Wednesday 15 June.

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 dispatched 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.


For further information on registering to vote as an overseas elector or voting by post or by proxy, please visit

If you wish to contact Sefton’s Electoral Services. call 0345 140 0845 or email


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