Voting is just cross in a box

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The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will be held on Thursday, June 23.

Taking part is as simple as putting a cross in a box. Readers can find information on how to cast their vote in the Electoral Commission’s impartial voting guide, which has been delivered to every household across the UK. There’s more information at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

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.’

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm and voters can find the location of their polling station on their poll card. If you aren’t sure where your polling station is, contact our electoral services office on (0191) 424 7248 or 7527.

We’re advising voters to plan their trip to the polling station in advance, leaving plenty of time before the close of poll at 10pm.

People who have chosen to vote by post need to make sure their ballot paper is returned by 10pm on polling day. Any voters that have left it too late to return their vote by post can always hand it in at their polling station.

Martin Swales,

Counting Officer,

South Tyneside Council