With the EU referendum fast approaching, Cheshire East Council is urging residents to check the Electoral Commission’s voting guide for advice on how to take part.
The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday June 23, 2016.
The guide, which was delivered to every UK household at the end of May, contains important information for voters on how to cast your vote and arguments from the lead campaigners for the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ side.
Mike Suarez, Electoral Registration Officer for Cheshire East Council, said: “Now that voters in the Borough have received the voting guide from the Electoral Commission, we hope people feel confident about taking part in the referendum on 23 June.
“Anyone that hasn’t received a copy can view it online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
“The referendum on June 23 is an opportunity for people to have their say on one of the key political issues of our time.
“Don’t forget that you can’t have a voice in this important question unless you vote. So I’d encourage everyone to get out and cast their ballot on June 23.”
Emma Hartley, head of campaigns and corporate communications at the Electoral Commission, said: “Voters have told us that they want accessible and impartial information so that they feel they can make an informed decision at the ballot box.
“We have sent our voting guide to every household across the UK so that as many people as possible feel confident about casting their vote on June 23.”
The guide is also available online and has been produced in a range of different languages and accessible formats.
Any voters who require any additional information are advised to go to: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or phone the Electoral Commission helpline on 0800 3 280 280.