How do I vote in the EU referendum?

Published: 2nd Jun 2016

Once you are registered to vote, you will receive a poll card telling you where your polling station is.

You will also be able to check how to find out where your polling station is in the 'Your local area' section of the card closer to the date of the referendum.

You can go to your polling station between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 23 June 2016 to vote and you will be given a ballot paper that looks like this:Referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union Vote only once by putting a cross in the box next to your choice Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? Remain a member of the European Union BOX Leave the European Union BOX

Put an X in the box next to the choice you want to vote for.

If you live in Wales, your ballot paper will also be printed in Welsh. If you are voting in Northern Ireland, you will need to take an approved form of photo ID.

If you are not able to go to the polling station in person on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (where someone votes on your behalf).

There are more details on how to vote and other questions on the official website About my Vote.

This series of articles answers the most popular Google searches about the European Union and the EU referendum on 23 June.


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