Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union

Issued on behalf of the Counting Officer

Highland voters who wish to vote in the Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union on Thursday 23 June 2016 are being alerted to the ‘Notice of Referendum’ published on The Highland Council’s website at www.highland.gov.uk/eureferendum

The question on the referendum ballot paper will be:

'Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’

The choices on the ballot paper will be one of the following:

  • Remain a member of the European Union
  • Leave the European Union

Voters will mark their choice using a cross (X).]

Steve Barron, Chief Executive of The Highland Council will be the Counting Officer for the EU Referendum in Highland Council’s area.

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .

Postal vote applications, amendments or cancellations must reach the appropriate office of the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Addresses of the Electoral Registration Officer are, for:

  • Caithness - 3A Bridge Street, WICK KW1 4AG
  • Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty, Skye & Lochalsh - Robertson House, Greenhill Street, DINGWALL IV15 9QR
  • Lochaber, Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey, Nairn -  Moray House, 16-18 Bank Street, INVERNESS IV1 1QY

Details on deadlines for new applications to vote by proxy; requests for changes to existing proxy vote arrangements and cancellations; applications to vote by emergency proxy on the grounds of disability or for work/service reasons are detailed on the notice of referendum at www.highland.gov.uk/eureferendum

A list of polling stations where people can vote in Highland Council area on the European Union Referendum can also be found in the notice of  referendum at: www.highland.gov.uk/eureferendum

Poll Cards are being dispatched tomorrow (Wednesday, 18th May).

For advice on postal or proxy voting, contact the Electoral Registration Officer at

the above area addresses; or by telephone on 0800 393783; or by email ero@highland.gov.uk

17 May 2016
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