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Last chance for Britons to register for EU vote

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>> It's one of those things you just can't miss.>> Deadline day for the EU referendum. Britain's have 'til midnight Tuesday to register to vote if they want to have a say on whether the UK stays in or leaves the EU. Voting day is in just over two weeks, but people have to be on the electoral register to do so.
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Prompting a last minute push to get people enrolled, according to Reuters' Estelle Shirbon.>> About 7.5 million people who could register to vote are not registered at present. And that 7.5 million people is mostly made up of young people the people from black and ethic minority communities. The younger you are the more likely you are to be in favor remaining in the European Union.
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So from the perspective of the remain camp, it would be very helpful to get more young people on board.>> About 1.8 million people have applied online to register to vote in the past month. More than half of them are younger than 35, some 220,000 people applied on Monday alone.
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>> Turnout in general will be one of the key factors in this referendum, most people agree that a higher turnout will favor remain and a lower turnout will favor leave. If it's a low turnout then that will mean a larger proportion of those that have turned up will be the passionate anti-EU people who are definitely keen to leave.
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>> Two polls out Tuesday show the remain camp with a slight lead, in contrast to surveys published the day before which gave the edge to Brexit. With the race so close, both sides are pleading their case. But for them, just as for unregistered voters, time is running out.