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EU Referendum: Voter registration extended

The deadline for people to submit applications to register to vote has been extended to midnight Thursday, June 9.

The extension applies to any eligible voter who has not yet registered. The easiest way of registering is online at

If you are already registered you do not need to re-register for the EU Referendum. If you were able to vote in the recent Police and Crime Commissioner election you will already be registered. If you have already had notice of imminent arrival of your polling card for the EU referendum, you will already be registered to vote.

The polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, June 23. The majority of voters should have already received their poll cards which will give the address of their polling station. Anyone who registered after the beginning of May will shortly receive their poll card letter which will tell them the location of their polling station.

You can only vote in this referendum if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on June 23, 2016 and are:

l A British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or

l 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

l A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years

l 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

The counting of the votes will take place immediately after the polling stations have closed and a local total for the Boston area will be announced. The national result will be announced on Friday, June 24.

Get additional information at or telephone the Electoral Commission helpline on 08003 280 280.