On 23 June the UK will vote to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union.
The Electoral Commission is keen for as many people as possible to exercise their right to vote in order to ensure the referendum is as inclusive as it can be. It is important that people understand the need to register to vote if they haven’t already.
With this in mind the Electoral Commission are calling on as many communities, networks, businesses and individuals as possible to spread the word about the need to register to vote by 7 June.
Whilst the average registration level is already 85% for the country as a whole, the Electoral Commission are trying to increase it further.
In particular, registration levels are lower amongst certain groups. This includes young people, Black and Minority Ethnic groups, frequent home movers, residents in social housing and British citizens overseas.
To register to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote