Have you received your voting guide?
Published: Monday, 23 May, 2016
With the EU referendum fast approaching, Stroud District Council is urging residents to register to vote by the 7 June deadline, and to check the Electoral Commission’s voting guide which was delivered to all households in the UK last week, for advice on how to take part.
The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016.
The guide, contains important information for voters on how to register to vote, how to cast their vote, and arguments from the lead campaigners for the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ side.
David Hagg, Electoral Registration Officer for Stroud District Council, said:
“Now that voters in our district have received the Electoral Commission’s voting guide, we hope people will feel confident about taking part in the referendum. You won’t be able to have a say if you aren’t registered to vote, so if you’re not already on the electoral roll you need to register by 7 June. You can do so, online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Voters who are already registered to vote do not need to register again for the EU Referendum on 23 June.
Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns and Corporate Communications at the Electoral Commission said:
“The referendum on 23 June is an opportunity for people to have their say on one of the key political issues of our time. Voters have told us that they want accessible and impartial information so that they feel they can make an informed decision at the ballot box. We have sent our voting guide to every household across the UK so that as many people as possible feel confident about casting their vote on 23 June.”
Whilst the guidance leaflet has been posted to homes it can also be viewed online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. It has also been produced in a range of different languages and accessible formats.
Any voters who require additional information can visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or call the Electoral Commission helpline on 0800 3 280 280.