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Register to vote

The referendum on Thursday, 23rd June is your chance to decide if we should remain in or leave the European Union.

This is your decision.

If you’re aged 18 or over by 23rd June and are entitled to vote, this is your chance to decide.

Registration ends on 9th June. If you are not already registered, find out how to register at and register online at GOV.UK/register-to-vote.

UK citizens living overseas

With the deadline so close, UK citizens living overseas should consider applying to vote by proxy to ensure your vote is counted. The delivery timing for ballot packs sent overseas cannot be guaranteed. The deadline for nominating someone to vote on your behalf is the 15th June. 

Postal ballot papers will be sent to all eligible overseas voters that are registered to vote by post in time for the first despatch between 23rd and 27th May. Those that apply to register at a later date will be sent ballot papers after their registration is confirmed.

Visit for information on voting when you’re abroad and register to vote online at GOV.UK/register-to-vote.

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