Expat Brexit vote: will the postman arrive in time?

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The Electoral Commission has urged UK councils to send out ballot papers to everseas voters before the end of May so they can send in their votes by the deadline

THE UK’s Electoral Commission has told local authorities in Britain that postal votes for the EU referendum should be sent out to overseas voters before the end of May.

This is to allow expats who have registered to vote in the Brexit poll to have enough time to return their ballot papers by the deadline of 22.00 on June 23.

Many readers have contacted Costa News to ask for clarification over the postal voting system. Some of these had been spooked by information on the UK government website ‘About my vote’ which states: “Postal votes can be sent overseas, but you will need to consider whether there will be enough time to receive and return your ballot paper so it arrives back by 10pm on polling day.”

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