Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Postal Vote EU Referendum 23 June 2016

Any bets on what the turnout for the referendum will be? And which side will be the more galvanised to get out and vote?

23 June - An interesting choice of date.

I can picture people in a room in Whitehall arguing about the most favourable date for the referendum. What facts and statistics did they consider?

UEFA European football Championships in France: 10 June – 10 July 2016

British holidaymaking season - June, July, August

School summer term - early June to late July - so parents with children will be more likely to be in the UK and able to vote.

If You Want A Postal Vote

If you are in Scotland and you think you might be out of the country on 23rd June, you can apply now for a postal vote.

It is a two-stage process.

Contact the Electoral Registration Office and request an application. You can do that now and they will send it out straight away.

The voting forms themselves are due to be sent out on 11th and 12th June. There is a chance that some will be sent out earlier - around the 3rd June - so that the Postal Service doesn’t get a glut on one day.

I checked for Scotland because that is my local area. I guess it is the same for the rest of the UK.

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