Register to vote

The EU Referendum is on Thursday 23 June when a decision will be made on whether the UK will remain a member of – or leave – the European Union.

To be able to take part in the referendum you must be registered to vote.  If you are already registered then you do not need to re-register and you should have recently received a poll card to confirm this.  If you have only recently registered then a poll card will be sent to you in the next couple of weeks.  The deadline for registering is Tuesday 7 June.

The quickest and easiest way to register is to go online at gov.uk/register-to-vote and it only takes a few minutes and you will need to provide information such as your NI number and date of birth.  If you don’t have access to the internet then contact your local council and they will send a paper application out to you in the post, but this must be received back at the relevant council offices by 7 June to be eligible to vote in the referendum.

If you are going to be away or can’t get to your polling station on 23 June then you can apply to vote by post or proxy (someone votes on your behalf) and you should contact your local council to send you an application form.  The deadline for receipt of postal vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 8 June and for proxy applications the deadline for receipt is 5pm on Wednesday, 15 June.

Ged Fitzgerald, Liverpool’s Returning Officer, said: “It is a very easy process to register to vote and if you want to have your say in the EU referendum you must make sure you are registered by 7 June.”