Are you referendum ready?

With around a month to go until the EU Referendum, residents of East Ayrshire are being reminded to make sure they can vote on Thursday 23 June.

Helen McPhee, Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer for Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board is encouraging people to ensure they are registered to vote in time. She said: “Anyone who is not registered to vote by the deadline of Tuesday 7 June won’t be able to take part in the EU Referendum so they should act now to make sure they can have their say on polling day.

“Registering is easy, so if you are not yet registered, you can apply online now at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote in just a few minutes. You only need your National Insurance number, date of birth and address to hand. Anyone without internet access can register to vote by completing a paper form and returning it to their local registration office by the 7 June registration deadline.”

Even if you will be away on holiday, or think you might be caught up in work, you can still have your say by applying to vote by post or proxy. Registration and postal vote and proxy forms are all available by calling 01292 612221 or visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk for deadline dates.

Fiona Lees, Counting Officer for East Ayrshire Council, added: “We don’t want anyone over the age of 18 who is eligible to vote to miss their chance to do so. Make sure you are registered and that nothing stops you voting in the referendum.”

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