EU Referendum - don’t lose your vote

​PR ref: 8231

Date:23/05/2016

Wakefield Council is reminding residents that the deadline to register to vote in the EU Referendum is Tuesday 7 June.

Those that are not registered by the deadline will be unable to vote in the EU Referendum on Thursday 23 June.

Residents that were registered to vote in the May elections, and are eligible to vote in June, do not need to register again. Anyone unsure if they are eligible to vote in the EU Referendum can check by contacting the Electoral Services Office on 01924 305023.

The Council is also in the process of issuing poll cards to households across the district. The cards include details of the local polling station and the polling times. Residents that do not receive their cards by Monday 6 June, including anyone who has recently moved house, are asked to contact the Electoral Services Office.

Joanne Roney OBE, Returning Officer, said: "Registering is quick and easy, so do it now to make sure you don't miss out on having your say on polling day.

"Poll cards are being delivered to those that have registered to vote. If you're unsure if you are registered, or whether you are eligible to vote in the EU Referendum, please contact us to check."

Residents that were registered to vote in May would only need to re-register if they have recently changed their name or address.

Postal votes are also being delivered to residents from Friday 27 May. Those that do not receive theirs by Thursday 16 June are also asked to contact the Electoral Services team.

Residents, who are unable to attend the polling station to vote, may be able to vote by postal vote or proxy. The Electoral Services team can provide more information how to do this.

Registering to vote is quick and simple. To register people will need to give their date of birth and national insurance number. For further information about registering and voting please visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections