Deadline for registering to vote extended until midnight 9 June

Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has stated that the deadline for registering to vote in the EU Referendum ballot on 23 June as been extended until midnight on Thursday 9 June.

Legislation, which is supported by all parties, is being pushed through parliament today to allow the deadline to be extended

The online registration service stopped working late on Tuesday night due to what Government spokesperson called unprecedented demand, leaving want to be voters unable to register. It is estimated that up to 10,000 people a minute were trying to use the service shortly before the midnight deadline.

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You now have have until midnight 9 June to register if you wish to have your say as to whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU.

Registering online takes around five minutes and you’ll need your name, address and National Insurance number. You can register to vote online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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