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Put an ‘X’ in a box! Make sure you know how to have your say on 23 June

15 June 2016

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the EU Referendum on 23 June.

Across the Allerdale Borough Council area:

  • There are over 75,000 eligible voters
  • 115 polling stations will be open
  • Around 260 polling station staff will be on duty

Andrew Seekings, Counting Officer, said: “Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ‘referendum ready’. 

“Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station and there are details on our website, http://www.allerdale.gov.uk/.  You will also find more information on how to take part at http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/.  Voters can also get in touch with the team here at Allerdale Borough Council with any further queries”.

Ben Brook, Head of the English Regions at the Electoral Commission, said: “The Electoral Commission has sent an impartial voting guide to every household in the UK which is full of information on what to expect on polling day and how to take part.

On 23 June, voters across the UK will get the chance to have a say on an issue of real importance, and we want everyone to feel confident in casting their vote”.

The question on the ballot paper will be ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’.  Voters will be instructed to put a cross in the box for their preferred outcome- ‘Remain a member of the European Union’ or ‘Leave the European Union’. 

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 June.  Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm on 23 June.  If voters miss the last post available, postal votes can be handed into the Council’s main office, Allerdale House, in Workington or into any polling station in Allerdale.

The Electoral Commission advises voters not to take photos inside their polling station as they could potentially breach the secrecy of the ballot requirements.

There is more information on http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/  or on the Council’s website at http://www.allerdale.gov.uk/ .

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