The EU referendum is a landmark date in the UK’s political future and history so it’s vitally important to vote. Following our post about the EU referendum on Thursday 23rd June, our local Electoral Office advised that registering for your vote is a centralised online process and that to qualify to vote, they must receive your application 11 WORKING days before an election or referendum in order to vote. Eleven WORKING days is TWO weeks and ONE day.
- Postal voting – anyone can apply and no reason is required; simply download, complete and return the postal application form at least 11 WORKING DAYS before the election votes in May or EU Referendum Vote on 23rd June 2016.
- Proxy Voting – Complete the Choose the proxy voting application form. All proxy voters must vote in the area where you live and anyone who is a registered voter can vote on your behalf and they’re allowed to vote in the same type of election. Each person can be a proxy voter for up to two people at the same election, or more if the extra people are close relatives. Usually, you need to apply for a proxy vote at least 6 WORKING DAYS before the election or referendum. You will need to explain the reason that you’re unable to attend in person to cast your vote which is likely to be because:
- be away
- at work
- attending a course
- living overseas
- serving overseas as a member of the Armed Forces
- British Council employee or Crown servant overseas civil service or diplomatic service.
Send the completed form to your local Electoral Registration Office.