EU Referendum

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Planning to vote in the EU referendum?

Here's what you need to do:

  • If you were registered to vote before midnight on 9 June and are eligible, you can vote in the referendum - you don't need to do anything else
  • If you're away ahead of / on referendum day and usually vote in person, consider a proxy vote
  • If you're not sure how to complete a postal vote, our instructional film will help 
  • If you're not sure where you can vote, check your polling card which will be sent through the post or our polling station search online

 

Already registered to vote?

If you were registered to vote by midnight on 9 June, you do not need to do anything extra to vote in the referendum. People can continue to register to vote at any time so they can take part in future elections, but only those who registered before the 9 June deadline will be able to participate in the EU referendum.

 

Eligibility to vote in the referendum

You can vote in the referendum if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on 23 June 2016 and are:

  • A British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or
  • A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
  • A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
  • An Irish citizen living overseas who was born in Northern Ireland and who has been registered to vote in Northern Ireland in the last 15 years

More information about the EU Referendum, including who can vote and how to vote, can be found on the Electoral Commission's AboutMyVote website, including information for British citizens living overseas.

EU citizens and voting in the UK

EU citizens cannot vote in the EU referendum unless they meet other eligibility criteria. Every election and referendum in the UK has different rules about who is allowed to vote. These rules are defined by legislation. If you are an EU citizen, your residency and citizenship will affect which elections and referendums you can vote in. Please read the factsheet from the Electoral Commission.

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Not going to be able to vote in person?

Proxy Vote

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote has now passed. 

Emergency proxy 

If you have just had a medical emergency arise that means you cannot go to the polling station in person on 23 June, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy.

You can also apply to vote by emergency proxy if your occupation, service or employment means that you cannot go to the polling station in person, and you only became aware of that fact after the proxy vote deadline (15 June).

You can apply for an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on 23 June using the appropriate forms which are available on the Electoral Commission website. These must be completed, signed and returned to Electoral Services, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE in order that an Emergency Proxy Poll Card can be issued before that deadline. 

http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register-to-vote/apply-to-vote-by-proxy

You must be registered in England, Scotland or Wales and eligible to vote in the EU Referendum to apply for an emergency proxy vote.

Postal Vote

The deadline to apply for a new postal vote has now passed.

If you were already registered for a postal vote before the deadline, note that the dates that the postal vote ballot papers are being despatched will depend when you applied for a postal vote and it was granted:

  • for applications processed before 11 May 2016, postal ballot papers will be despatched to overseas addresses by the end of May or despatched to UK addresses on 2 June 2016
  • for applications processed between 11 May 2016 and the 31 May, postal ballot papers will be despatched to all addresses on 8 June 2016
  • for applications processed between 31 May and the 8 June deadline, postal ballot papers will be despatched by 14 June.

Please note that postal vote ballot paper packs may take several days and it will depend on the postal service when they are delivered. Alternatively you can request that the postal ballot papers are sent to a different address but the same timetable does apply. The completed postal vote ballot papers need to be returned in time to arrive at Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE by the 23 June 2016 election day deadline. You should consider the risks of postal delays.


Not sure how to complete your postal vote?

For advice on correctly completing your postal vote, please watch the short film below:

 

Where you can vote

Your polling card will tell you where your polling station is. This is where you need to go on 23 June to cast your vote. Polling stations are open 7am-10pm. You can also check the location of our polling station by entering your postcode below (you may need to set your browser to 'show all content' for this to be displayed).

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 25/01/2019 14:23:58