Referendum on the UK's Membership of the European Union

For the Darlington voting area at the referendum held on 23 June 2016 under the European Referendum Act 2015

 

The total number of ballot papers verified was  55,195
The total number of eligible electors was  77,662
The percentage turnout was  71.07%
   
The total number of ballot papers counted was:  
The total number of votes cast in favour of REMAIN was  24,172
The total number of votes cast in favour of LEAVE was  30,994
   
The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:  
 No official mark  0
 Both answers voted for  0
 Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified  0
 Unmarked or void for uncertainty  29
 The total number of rejected ballot papers was  29

 

On Saturday 20 February 2016, the Prime Minister announced the Government's intention to hold a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union on Thursday 23 June 2016.

On Thursday 3 March 2016, the Minister signed the EU Referendum (date, etc.) Regulations 2016, which came into force on Friday 4 March 2016, formally confirming the date of the EU Referendum as Thursday 23 June 2016. 

Key dates

Tuesday 7 June 2016, is the last date to register to vote in the Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. If your name is not on the electoral register by this date you will not be able to vote in this election. If you believe that you are not registered, you can register online (please note that you will need your date of birth and National Insurance number). Alternatively, you can contact the election team on 01325 406444. m

5pm, Wednesday 8 June 2016, is the deadline to apply for a postal vote or a postal proxy vote, or change or cancel an existing postal vote or postal proxy vote, for the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

5pm, Wednesday 15 June 2016, is the deadline to apply for a proxy vote (in person) for the referendum of the UK's membership of the European Union. A proxy vote is when you nominate another person to vote on your behalf.

To obtain a postal vote, postal proxy vote, or a proxy vote (in person) contact the election team on 01325 406444.  Completed forms to be returned to Elections Office, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT or via e-mail to elections@darlington.gov.uk.

The timetable for the referendum on the UK's Membership of the European Union is as follows:

Publication of Notice of Referendum Tuesday 17 May 2016
Delivery of poll Cards to Voters by Royal Mail Wednesday 18 May 2016
Despatch of postal votes to overseas voters (for applications received prior to 9 May 2016) Monday 23 May 2016
Publication of first interim referendum notice of alteration Wednesday 25 May 2016
Despatch of postal votes (first issue - for applications received prior to 9 May 2016)

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Deadline for the notification of appointment of referendum agents

Noon, Tuesday 31 May 2016

Publication of notice of referendum agents Tuesday 31 May 2016
Publication of notice of poll and situation of polling stations Not later than Wednesday 1 June 2016
Deadline for receiving applications for registration Tuesday 7 June 2016
Publication of second interim referendum notice of alteration Wednesday 8 June 2016
Deadline for new applications and changes to postal vote and proxy vote applications 5pm, Wednesday 8 June 2016
Despatch of postal votes (second issue - for applications received between 9 May and 8 June 2016)  Monday 13 June 2016
Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy vote or emergency proxy vote) 5pm, Wednesday 15 June 2016
Publication of final referendum notice of alteration Thursday 16 June 2016
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents Thursday 16 June 2016
First date for a replacement for lost postal votes Friday 17 June 2016
Polling day 7am to 10pm, Thursday 23 June 2016

For more information, visit the Electoral Commission's referendum website