With the EU referendum fast approaching, Bury is urging residents to register to vote by the 7 June deadline, and to check the Electoral Commission’s voting guide 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, which was delivered to every UK household over the past week, contains important information for voters on how to register to vote, how to cast your vote, and arguments from the lead campaigners for the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ sides.
Mike Owen, electoral registration officer for Bury, said: “Now that voters in Bury have received the voting guide from the Electoral Commission, we hope people feel confident about taking part in the referendum on 23 June. Anyone who hasn’t received a copy can view it online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
“Don’t forget that you won’t be able to have a say if you haven’t registered to vote by the 7 June deadline, so I’d encourage everyone to get online now and register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”
Residents who are already registered to vote are reminded that they do not need to register again for the EU Referendum on 23 June.
Remember – the deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 8 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”.
Press release issued: 31 May 2016.