Voters in Great Yarmouth given key information ahead of the EU referendum

Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Potential voters who are not already on the electoral register have just under a week to get signed up to vote in the EU referendum.

Potential voters who are not already on the electoral register have just under a week to get signed up to vote in the EU referendum.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has reminded people that to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union - on June 23 - they must register before midnight on Tuesday, June 7.

Those already on the electoral register do not need to do anything, as it is not necessary to register or re-register to vote specifically in the UK-wide referendum.

As well as being registered to vote, people must be 18 or over on June 23, and be either a British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or a Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK, or a British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years.


You may also want to watch:


Registering to vote is easiest online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Alternatively a paper form can be requested by contacting the elections team via 01493 846327 or elections@great-yarmouth.gov.uk.

For more information about eligibility to vote, visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

Most Read

You can also vote even if you can't make it to the polling station on the day.

If an elector is unable to vote in person they can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

The deadline for requests for a new postal vote, or to change or cancel an existing postal or proxy vote, is 5pm on Wednesday, June 8.

The last day for new applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday, June 15.

Postal votes will be posted out to voters in two batches – on Friday, June 3 and Thursday, June 9.

Completed postal votes need to be received by the elections team, at the Town Hall, in Hall Plain, by 10pm on Thursday, June 23 – or they can be handed in directly at the correct polling station before the polls close at 10pm.

For more information about the referendum, visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter