Independent all-ranks staff association for regular, reserve and veteran UK armed forces personnel

EU Referendum 2016: you must be registered by 7 JUNE

canstockphoto25616243optARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you aren’t already registered to vote, you must register by Tuesday 7 June if you want to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June. It takes about 5 minutes to register online. You will need your National Insurance number. But you don't need to register again if you could have voted in the recent local elections, and haven't changed your address since then.

DO YOU NEED TO ARRANGE A PROXY OR POSTAL VOTE? If so, you must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June (or Friday 3 June in Northern Ireland). But postal votes for service voters will start to be issued on 23 May, so the sooner you apply the better.

If you have any questions or difficulty, you can ask:

  • Your Unit Registration Officer at your unit or base
  • The Electoral Registration Officer in the area where you intend to register. You can find them by entering the postcode at the AboutMyVote website
  • BAFF (use the site contact form)

Being either British or Irish citizens or Commonwealth citizens not requiring leave to remain, most UK service personnel who are over 18 on 23 June are eligible to vote in the EU Referendum. But citizens of Nepal are not eligible to participate in this vote.

Remember the registration deadline is Tuesday 7 June.


Armed forces voters - Service voters

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Welcome to British Armed Forces Federation - BAFF - independent all-ranks staff association for members of any branch of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, including the reserves. All current UK service personnel of any rank are eligible to join and, as BAFF is not a political organisation, to take an active part in its activities if they wish. Former regular or reserve forces personnel are also very welcome.