Advice for Wellingborough residents wanting to vote in the EU referendum

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A council has issued advice about eligibility to vote in the EU referendum after reports of incorrect details being published online.

After being made aware of information posted on social media that said people need to re-register to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum, Wellingborough Council has confirmed that this is not necessary if you are already registered to vote.

A spokesman for Wellingborough Council said: “We are aware of information on social media suggesting that you need to re-register on the electoral roll for June’s EU referendum - this is not the case.

“Any British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen who had already registered to vote (or recently registered) before the 18 April 2016 deadline for the Police and Crime Commissioner election (that took place on 5 May) will also be registered to vote at the EU Referendum and will be able to cast their vote.

“Anyone who is not yet registered to vote, or who moves home between now and the EU Referendum registration deadline of 7 June 2016, will need to re-register at their new property.”

People can register online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

More information can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website regarding registering to vote at the EU Referendum by going to http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/upcoming-elections-and-referendums/eu-referendum.

Anyone wanting to check if they are already registered can send an email to elections@wellingborough.gov.uk or call the Electoral Services team on 01933 231513.