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

Published Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

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


Across the Melton Area 
• There are about 38,000 eligible voters
• 63 polling stations will be open
• Over 200 polling staff will be on duty 

Lynn Aisbett, Counting Officer for the Melton area 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 you will find more information on how to take part at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.  Voters can also get in touch with the team here at Melton 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.  Voters can hand it in at their polling station if they have not left enough time to return it by post.
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 www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or you can call Customer Services at Melton Borough Council  on 01664 502502. 
For more information contact :
Sarah-Jane O’Connor 
Communications Manager 
soconnor@melton.gov.uk