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Have you received your voting guide?

Have you received your voting guide?

01 June 2016
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With the EU Referendum fast approaching, Wokingham Borough Council is urging residents to register to vote by 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.


The guide, which was delivered to every UK household last month, contains important information for voters on how to register to vote, how to cast a vote, and information regarding the referendum.


Andrew Moulton, Wokingham Borough Council’s local counting officer, said: “Now that voters in the Wokingham Borough have received the voting guide from the Electoral Commission, we hope they feel confident about taking part in the referendum on 23 June 23. Anyone that hasn't received a copy can view it on the about my vote website.

 

"Don’t forget that you won’t be able to have a say if you haven’t registered to vote by the June 7 deadline, so I’d encourage everyone to get online now and register."


Voters that are already registered to vote are being reminded that they 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."


The guide is available on the about my vote website and has been produced in a range of different languages and accessible formats.

 

Any voters who require additional information are advised to visit the about my vote website or to telephone the Electoral Commission helpline on 0800 3 280 280.

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