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EU Referendum – R U registered?

THE EU referendum is approaching and anyone who has not yet registered to vote needs to do so by Tuesday 7 June.

Voters across the North East can also check the Electoral Commission’s voting guide for advice on how to take part.

There are nearly two million people on the region’s electoral registers (see local area numbers below) and the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union is on Thursday 23 June 2016.

The voting guide, which was delivered to every UK household over recent weeks, contains important information on how to register to vote, how to cast your vote, and arguments from the lead campaigners for the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ side.

Sue Stanhope, the North East’s Regional Counting Officer, said: “Now that voters in all 12 North East local authorities have received the voting guide from the Electoral Commission, we hope people feel confident about taking part in the referendum on 23 June.

“Anyone that 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

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 on23 June.”

The guide is also available online and has been produced in a range of different languages and accessible formats.

Any voters who require any additional information are advised to go to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or to telephone the Electoral Commission helpline on 0800 3 280 280.

To register to vote, go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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