Polling stations open to vote until 10pm today
Polling stations open to vote until 10pm today

Polls open for EU referendum

Today the voters finally get to decide whether to remain in the European Union or leave.  Polling stations opened today across the country to decide the question of the referendum.

Voters will be asked to answer the following question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”.  The winning side will be one that receives more than half of all votes.

In the last General Election in 2015, sixty-five percent of the electorate turned out to vote.

This is only the third UK wide referendum.  The first UK wide referendum, in 1974, sixty-five percent of eligible people voted.  In the second UK referendum, on alternative voting, forty-two percent of voters turned out.

Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm today.