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How do I register to vote? You can register to vote online at any time at

Have your national insurance number to hand, and if you are a British citizen living abroad you'll also need your passport.

When is the deadline? If you want to have a say on June 23, you'll need to register to vote by midnight tonight.

Do I need to register? Anyone who was already registered to vote for local elections last month will also be registered to vote at the EU Referendum and will be able to cast their vote.

You do not need to re-register. If you've moved home since the last time you voted, and haven't registered to vote from your new address, you will need to do so.

How do I find out if I'm already registered? Every local authority holds the electoral register for their area. There is no online electoral roll.

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, you should contact your local electoral registration office. They will be able to let you know.

To find the contact details for your local electoral registration office, enter your postcode here http://www. If you are a British or Irish citizen (who was born in Northern Ireland) living abroad, you will need to contact the local electoral registration office for the address you were last registered at in the UK.

Am I eligible to vote? You can register to vote if you are over 18 on June 23 and one of the following: | - A British or Irish citizen living in the UK | - A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to stay here | - A British citizen living abroad 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 Where do I vote? Once you've registered, you should receive a poll card telling you where your local polling station is.

I'm away from home on polling day - what can I do? If you can't make it to the polling booth on the day, you can register for a postal vote or a proxy vote.

Voting by proxy allows you to nominate someone you trust to vote for you.

You will need to apply by 5pm on June 15 to vote by proxy, by sending a form to your local electoral registration office.

To download a form visit https:// You can also vote by post. Postal vote application forms can be found here: file/0009/177408/FORMS-Postal-Vote-MAY16.pdf Once you have completed and signed your application form, send it to your local electoral registration office. It must arrive by 5pm on June 8. You will receive your ballot paper by post. Ballot papers can be sent overseas, but if you're considering voting from abroad, there may no longer be time to receive and send off postal votes before polling day.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 7, 2016
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