Hundreds of thousands register to vote as deadline looms


People have until 23:59 BST on Tuesday 7 June to register to be able to vote in the UK’s EU referendum.The Electoral Commission said 1.65 million people had applied for a vote since a campaign began last month – but millions more have yet to sign up.The commission said it was the “last chance” for people to take part in the 23 June referendum.The Electoral Commission said 226,000 applications to register were received on Monday – the second highest single day’s total since electronic registration was introduced in 2014.