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Referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union
– voting date is 23 June 2016.

Make your voice heard – register to vote by 7 June 2016

Whether it's local, national, European elections or a referendum, we believe it's important that anyone who wants to vote should be able to do so. Registering to vote gives people the opportunity to have their say on a range of issues which may be important to them.

Shelter Scotland and the Electoral Commission are carrying out another joint information campaign to help people register to vote. This time it's for the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union on 23 June 2016.

A referendum asks you to vote on a particular question. For this referendum the question is: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you don't have access to the internet, you can call 0800 3 280 280 for a registration form to be sent to you. You will need to complete the form and post it to your local electoral registration office to arrive by midnight on 7 June 2016.

We are particularly keen to reach people who do not have a permanent address, have moved recently or they are in the private rented sector. We are working with a range of housing organisations and our housing services to get the information out to people, so that they can register to vote if they wish to do so.

If you do not have a permanent address you can register to vote

If you do not have a permanent address you can register using a temporary address. Or you can make a declaration of local connection to register at a location where you spend a large proportion of your time.

You can find details of your local electoral registration team, who can help you register, by entering a postcode from your area in the box marked 'Your local area' on www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.

You can vote in this referendum if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on 23 June 2016 and are:

* a British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or

* a Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK, or

* a British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years

Register to vote

To find out more about registering to vote you can visit aboutmyvote.co.uk or contact your local electoral registration office.

Remember the deadline to register to vote is the 7 June 2016.


Make your voice heard

Whether it’s local, national, European elections or a referendum, we believe it’s important that anyone who wants to vote should be able to do so. Registering to vote gives people the opportunity to have their say on a range of issues which may be important to them.

Shelter Scotland and the Electoral Commission are carrying out another joint information campaign to help people register to vote in the Scottish Holyrood election which will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

We are particularly keen to reach people who do not have a permanent address, have moved recently or they are in the private rented sector. We are working with a range of housing organisations and hostels and also using the media and social media to get the information out to people, so that they can register to vote if they wish to do so.

If you do not have a permanent address

If you do not have a permanent address you can register using a temporary address. Or you can make a declaration of local connection to register at a location where you spend a large proportion of your time. You will need to register by the deadline of 18 April to have your say. You can go online and register now at the Gov.uk website.

People with no fixed address are entitled to vote on 5th May 2016 at the Scottish Parliament Election providing they are 16 years of age or over on polling day, a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union and resident in Scotland.

Register to vote

To find out more about registering to vote you can visit aboutmyvote.co.uk or contact your local electoral registration office.

We have a campaign poster and information leaflet which we are happy for you to download.

Remember the deadline to register to vote is the 18 April 2016.

Fill out my online form.