EU referendum

The EU referendum took place on Thursday 23 June 2016. On this page you’ll find information that was distributed about the referendum.

What is happening?

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK will vote in a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the EU.

What will the referendum question be?

The referendum question will be: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Who can vote in the referendum?

British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over who are resident in the UK or Gibraltar will be eligible to vote. UK citizens resident overseas will also be eligible to vote, provided they have been registered to vote at a UK address in the last 15 years.

Find out more about voting in the EU referendum

Register to vote with our quick online form

What information has the government provided?

The government has provided public information on EU membership ahead of the referendum on a number of issues.

The papers the government has published are available to view below.

The best of both worlds: the United Kingdom’s special status in a reformed European Union

Alternatives to membership: possible models for the United Kingdom outside the European Union

Rights and obligations of European Union membership

The process for withdrawing from the European Union

The UK’s cooperation with the EU on justice and home affairs, and on foreign policy and security issues

HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives

HM Treasury analysis: the immediate economic impact of leaving the EU