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, for example.) Regulations 2016, which came into force on Friday 4 March 2016, formally confirming the date of the EU Referendum as Thursday 23 June 2016.