The U.K. government is allowing people more time to register to participate in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Applications to vote must now be submitted before midnight on Thursday, June 9, to the U.K. Electoral Commission. The commission's registration portal was hit with technical issues as people tried to meet a Tuesday, June 7 deadline, prompting the agency to ask lawmakers to approve a sign-up extension. Voters are being asked whether the U.K. should cut membership ties with the European Union. "No one should miss out on voting in this historic referendum because of the problem with the Government's registration website last night," said Alex Robertson, director of communications at the Electoral Commission, in a statement.
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