The referendum on EU membership takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016. The deadline for new or changed voter registrations for the referendum is midnight on Tuesday 7 June 2016.
The franchise for the referendum is different from that used for the 5 May 2016 local council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
You can vote in this referendum if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on 23 June 2016 and are:
- a British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or
- a Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has, or 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.
Citizens of the EU are not eligible to vote in the UK referendum on 23 June if they are an EU citizen other than British, Irish, Maltese or Cypriot. The franchise at the referendum is different to that used recently for the May elections.
Checking if you are registered
You cannot check if you are registered to vote by looking online; you have to contact your local electoral registration office.
For Reading this is:
Electoral Registration Officer
Reading RG1 2LU
Phone: 0118 937 3717
If you are not registered then forms will be sent to you.
If you already know that you are not registered, then Reading Borough Council say that you should:
- register on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
- phone electoral services on 0118 937 3717 for a form to be sent to you.
Polling cards for the referendum were sent out on 23 May 2016.