The UK-EU referendum takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016. Here is some useful information about the referendum for Kiwis living in the UK.
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.
What information has the government provided so far?
The EU Referendum Act 2015 requires the government to provide public information on EU membership ahead of the referendum on a number of issues. So far we have published information on the outcome of the Prime Minister’s renegotiation and the government’s view on it, and a paper with examples of countries that are not members of the EU but have other arrangements with it.
We will set out further information in due course, including on the rights and obligations of EU membership. The government has also published a paper on the process for withdrawing from the EU. That paper is not required under the Act, and has been published by the government pursuant to commitments it made.
This information will be updated as more papers become available.
Find out more here.