EU Referendum

Referendum on UK's membership of the European Union in the South Staffordshire voting area

A referendum will be held on Thursday 23rd June 2016 to decide on the question below:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

For deadlines, for registration and for absent vote application deadlines please see Notice of Referendum South Staffordshire Council

Applications date to register to vote has been extended. They must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Thursday 9 June 2016. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Find out more on our EU referendum page.

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations.

Notice of Referendum Agents Names and Addresses

What will the referendum question be?

The referendum question will be: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or should the United Kingdom leave the European Union?

The Electoral Commission has produced an EU-Referendum voting booklet for England and Scotland which explains more.

Who can vote in the referendum?

British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over, who are resident in the UK or Gibraltar, will be eligible to vote.

UK citizens resident overseas will also be eligible to vote, provided they have been registered to vote at a UK address in the last 15 years.

European citizens who are not British, Irish or Commonwealth citizens, or from British Oversees Territories, will not be able to vote.

This means European Union citizens of the following member states of the European Union, will not be able to vote in the UK's EU referendum: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Find out more about voting if you live overseas on the About my Vote website.

How do I know if I am registered to vote?

Unless your circumstances have recently changed, for instance you have just moved into the district or you have just turned 18, it's likely you are registered to vote - particularly if you voted in the Police & Crime Commissioner Election this May.

If you don't get a poll card and are worried you aren't registered, please contact our elections team to check first before re-registering by calling 01902 696121.

Applications date to register to vote has been extended. They must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Thursday 9 June 2016. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Statement on introducing secondary legislation to extend the deadline for voter registration.

Minister for Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock, said:

"Following discussions with the Electoral Commission and strong cross-party support expressed in the House of Commons, we will introduce secondary legislation to extend the deadline for voter registration until midnight tomorrow.

Having taken the decision today, we think it is right to extend to midnight tomorrow, 9 June, to allow people who have not yet registered, the time to get the message that registration is still open and get themselves registered."

Be warned - the polling stations could be busy!

The referendum takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016 and polling stations will be open for people to vote between 7am and 10pm.

We anticipate there will be a large turnout at the polling stations, so you may have to queue.

As such we are urging voters not to leave it until the last minute, to allow plenty of time to cast their vote, and wherever possible to go to the polling station as early as possible in the day, so that they don't miss out on their chance to vote.

What information has the government provided so far?

The EU Referendum Act 2015 requires the government to provide public information on EU membership ahead of the referendum on a number of issues. The government has set up a webpage where it will publish detailed information in advance of the referendum in due course. EU referendum - GOV.UK

Postal vote opening dates

Friday 17th June 2016

Council Offices

Saturday 18th June 2016

Council Offices

Monday 20th June 2016

Council Offices

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Council Offices

Thursday 23rd June 2016

Leisure Centre

Count - Postal Vote Opening

Leisure Centre

8.30am-finish (no later than 5.30pm) 9.00-12.30pm 9.00am-2.00pm or until finish if earlier 9.00am - finish ( I wouldn't anticipate finishing later than 1pm - dependant on amount received in that day) 7.30pm-start of verification 9.30pm (until verification is complete)

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South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire

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