EU referendum result

On 24 June 2016, 51.9% of the UK public voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Below is an image of the how the UK voted by region. The people in London, Scotland and Norther Ireland voted to remain, while the rest of the UK voted to leave.

Head over to the BBC for a more detailed breakdown of the result, including how your area voted.

BBC image- how the UK voted

You can still register to vote

Remember that you can still register to vote in future elections and/or referendums.  You can register at the age of 17. However, to vote in any election, you must be 18 years old or over and:

  • A British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or
  • A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
  • A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
  • An Irish citizen living overseas who was born in Northern Ireland and who has been registered to vote in Northern Ireland in the last 15 years

Below are links to the registration pages according to your location.

I’m registered, what next?

Once you are registered, there are a number of ways you can vote.

  1. By post – If you cannot get to a polling station you can vote by post. You must also register to vote by this method by completing a form and sending it to your local electoral registration office (details of which can be found here).
  2. By proxy (getting someone else you trust to vote for you) – A completed correct proxy form must be completed and sent to your local electoral registration office. When applying for a proxy vote, you must state why you are unable to vote in person, while your chosen proxy must also eligible and registered to vote.
  3. Northern Ireland – You will not be allowed to vote in Northern Ireland without a valid form of photo identification. You can also apply to vote by post or proxy by downloading the correct form using this link.