EU Referendum result

On Thursday 23 June 2016, there was a Referendum on whether the United Kingdom will remain in or leave the European Union.

For this Referendum voters received a ballot paper with the question Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Voters chose one of two options:

  • remain a member of the European Union
  • leave the European Union

Turnout for the Scottish Borders area

Total electorate eligible to vote was 88,440.

The turnout was 73.4% (64,953).

The Scottish Borders area result

The Scottish Borders area voted to remain in the European Union.

The Scottish Borders totals


58.47% (37,952 votes)


41.53% (26,962 votes)

Rejected papers

Reason for rejection

  • For want of an official mark: 0
  • Voting in favour of both answers: 14
  • Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0
  • Unmarked or void for uncertainty: 25

Total rejected papers was 39.

UK result

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

See BBC website for full EU Referendum results.