This from dailymaverick.co.za:
by Alice RITCHIE Britain votes on Thursday in a referendum on whether it should stay in or leave the European Union.
Here is some key information about the vote, from the question on the ballot paper to when the results are likely to start coming in.
– What is the question? – Voters will be presented with one question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
They will have two possible answers: “Remain a member of the European Union” or “Leave the European Union”.
In Wales, the ballot paper will be in English and Welsh.
– Who can vote? – British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens over the age of 18 who live in Britain, as well as citizens of Gibraltar, are all eligible to vote provided they have registered.
That means that Cypriots and Maltese living in Britain can vote since their countries are members of the Commonwealth, as well as the European Union.
British nationals who have lived abroad for less than 15 years can also vote. A legal challenge to give a vote to expatriates who have been away longer failed last month.
There are a total of 46,499,537 registered voters, according to the latest figures from the Electoral Commission. This is more than in last year’s general election when 46,354,197 people were registered.
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