If you were registered to vote in time for the Scottish Parliament elections that took place on 5 May, you will stay registered until your circumstances change. You do not have to re-register to take part in the EU referendum.
If you have not got round to registering to vote, or your circumstances have changed, click on the register to vote button below and apply to register right now. Registrations must be made before midnight BST on 7 June 2016 to be in time for the EU referendum
Three important points about the EU referendum
- EU citizens who are not British or Irish ARE NOT entitled to vote in the EU referendum,
- Under 18s who were entitled to vote in the Scottish Parliament elections ARE NOT entitled to vote in the EU referendum if they are still under 18 on 23 June 2016.
- British citizens living overseas who were not entitled to vote in the Scottish Parliament elections ARE entitled to vote in the EU referendum providing they have been living overseas for no more than 15 years. If you are not already registered, click on the Register to vote button to register right away. Applications from overseas electors take longer to process so please do not leave these to the deadline of 7 June.
Overseas electors are strongly recommended to appoint a UK-based proxy to vote on their behalf in order to avoid the potential difficulties of postal ballot papers not reaching them in time to be returned to the Counting Officer by 23 June 2016 – UK based proxies are not required to live in the locality of the registration for the overseas elector as they can apply to vote by post. The deadline for a proxy to apply to vote by post is 17:00hrs BST 8 June 2016. Application forms for proxy voters to vote by post are available under the Absent Voting menu option.