today is the final day to register for the eu referendum if you live abroad
If you are a UK citizen living abroad, you need to register today to vote in the 23 June referendum on our membership of the European Union.
On 23 June, the UK will head to the polls to vote on whether the UK will remain in the European Union. General voter registration closes on 7 June, but if you are a UK citizen living abroad, today is the deadline -- Monday 16 May.
If you are one of the 1.2 million Brits living in another European country, it is vital that you have your say on the future of a diplomatic and trade union, and peace project, that allows us to work, study and travel across Europe without a visa, among many other benefits.
"UK citizens living overseas should apply to register to vote by 16th May 2016 and once registered, must apply to vote by post or proxy in order to be able to vote from outside the UK," the Government website about the EU referendum explains.
As photographer Wolfgang Tillmans -- who created the poster above as part of his series on the EU vote -- explains, "The weakening of the EU is a goal being actively pursued by strongmen like Vladimir Putin and European parties on the far-right. Brexit could effectively spell the end of the EU. It's a flawed and problematic institution, but on the whole it stands for a democratic worldview, human rights and favours cooperation over confrontation."