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The Referendum Period

The Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union will be held on 23rd June 2016. The referendum period will be from 15th April 2016 to 23rd June 2016.

Between 15th April 2016 and 5th May 2016 the referendum period and the election period for the National Assembly for Wales Elections and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2016 will overlap. During this period each producer is expected not only to comply with the S4C Referendum Guidelines, but also must comply with the Guidelines for National Assembly for Wales Elections 2016 and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, to ensure due impartiality is achieved in regards to both the election and the referendum.

Producers will need to pay particular attention to rules 5 and 6 of the Ofcom broadcasting code during the referendum period.

Here are the S4C Referendum Guidelines and an upated version of the S4C Election Guidelines for the National Assembly Elections and the Police and Crime Commissioner elections which note the requirement for compliance with both sets of guidelines.

If your production is to be broadcast during the referendum period, the Planning Department will contact you directly to inform you to enable you to ensure that your production complies with the rules. If you have any further questions, please contact your relevant commissioner or rachel.evans@s4c.cymru in the Planning Department.

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