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Make sure you can vote in the EU referendum

Anyone who wants to vote in the EU referendum on June 23 and isn't already registered must do so by June 7. The referendum will decide whether the United Kingdom remains in or leaves the European Union.

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Fenland District Council is urging anyone who has not already registered or still needs to provide documentary evidence to support their application to do so as soon as possible. People can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Poll cards for the referendum will be sent out around May 18 for electors who were registered by April 18. Anyone registering to vote after that date will be sent separate poll card letters on various dates between now and polling day as updates to the register take effect.

EU nationals will not receive a poll card as they are not eligible to vote in the referendum.

Jo Anderson, the council's elections team leader, said: "We want to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote in the referendum is able to do so. That means you must be registered. However, if that is already the case, you do not need to re-register unless your circumstances have changed."

Anyone wanting a postal or proxy vote should call the council's electoral services team on 01354 654321 or email elections@fenland.gov.uk. Alternatively, they can download the forms from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/how-do-i-vote.

Initial postal votes will be sent out around Tuesday, May 31. Further issues will follow for electors who have recently registered or applied for a postal vote.

The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on June 8 and for a proxy vote it is 5pm on June 15. To vote by post or proxy an elector must first be registered. If you no longer wish to vote by post, you must cancel your postal vote in writing by 5pm on June 8.

For more information about elections in Fenland, including the referendum, visit www.fenland.gov.uk/elections

All households should also be receiving a booklet from the Electoral Commission.

Article added May 17, 2016