Deadline for UK citizens living overseas to register to vote
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Politics
If you are a UK National and you have lived overseas for less than 15 years you can register to vote until 16th May 2016
The EU Referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU will take place on 23rd June 2016. UK nationals who have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years can register as an overseas elector, to be able to vote in UK Parliamentary General Elections, UK-wide referenda, and European Parliamentary elections. If you have not been registered to vote in the UK for more than 15 years, you are not eligible to vote in the EU referendum.
Before you can vote you need to register first. You can register on-line on the UK.Gov website using the link here
Ballot papers will be posted out between 23rd and 27trh May; your ballot paper must arrive back in the UK by 10pm (22.00hrs) on 23rd June to be counted in the EU Referendum
The UK Parliament Commons Library and Lords Library has a website page and links to briefing papers and related material which set out the background and stages of the UK's referendum for remaining in or leaving the European Union. This page highlights the analysis and comment on the in-out referendum and presents an impartial view of the different arguments and opinions. It offers information on "Brexit" and on remaining in the EU.