UK to extend voter registration for EU referendum after website crash

June 8, 2016 2:54 PM

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LONDON Britain will extend the voter registration period for its June 23 referendum on EU membership by 48 hours after a late surge in applications crashed a key website shortly before the Tuesday night deadline.

More than a million potential voters applied to register online over the last week, half of them on the final day, the government said, with a peak of more than 200,000 per hour ahead of the previous deadline of midnight (7 p.m. ET) on Tuesday.

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