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)
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.
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
See BBC website for full EU Referendum results.