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Historic Referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave Holds Today

_90069157_dd09a0e6-2328-4e76-9d86-b9b8df40e78eVoting is under way in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave.

A record 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part, according to provisional figures from the Electoral Commission.

Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 BST.

It is only the third nationwide referendum in UK history and comes after a four-month battle for votes between the Leave and Remain campaigns.

Who Is Eligible To Vote?

The referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union is today.

The deadline to register to vote for the EU Referendum has passed. If you have not registered, you will not be able to vote in the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, you should contact your local electoral registration office. They will be able to let you know. You can find their contact details by entering your postcode below.

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, or
  • An Irish citizen living overseas who was born in Northern Ireland and who has been registered to vote in Northern Ireland in the last 15 years.

If you are an EU citizen you are not eligible to vote in the EU Referendum, unless you meet the criteria above.