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Am I Registered To Vote In The EU Referendum? How To Check Your Voter Registration

You should have received your polling card in the post.

21/06/2016 15:56 | Updated 23 June 2016

Millions of people are heading to the polls today to decide if Britain remains part of the European Union, or will leave it forever.

If you are eligible to vote, you should have been sent a polling card in the post. If you aren't sure, read on to find out more.

Am I registered to vote?

To find out if you’re registered to vote in the EU referendum, contact your local electoral registration office. To do this, click the 'find now' button on the About My Vote website.

You will then see a phone number and email for your local office.

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David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave after casting their votes in the EU referendum at a polling station in London on Thursday.

Who can register to vote?

You can register to vote if you are:

  • 16 or over in England and Wales (but you cannot actually vote until you are 18); or 14 or over in Scotland (but you cannot vote in local elections and elections to the Scottish Parliament until you are 16, or elections to the UK and European Parliaments until you are 18).

  • A UK, Republic of Ireland or qualifying Commonwealth citizen - meaning have leave to enter or remain in the UK, or do not require such leave.

  • A citizen of a European Union country living in the UK.

  • A citizen of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a British Overseas Territory living in the UK.

What's the deadline to register to vote?

The deadline to register for the EU referendum has already passed, but you can still register for future votes at any time of the year here. It takes just five minutes.

Where is my polling card for the referendum?

If you think you have registered but haven’t received a card, check with your local authority which you can find here.

Where do I go to vote in the referendum?

By now, you should have received your polling card in the post. It will tell you where your polling station is.

When are polling stations open?

Between 7am and 10pm on Thursday.

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