EU Referendum

EU Referendum result declared

The final national totals for the EU Referendum have been declared:

Remain – 16,141,241
Leave – 17,410,742

View full details of the result of the EU Referendum


What is the referendum about?

The EU Referendum has now passed.

A referendum asks you to vote on a question.

For this referendum the question is:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?


Can I vote in the EU Referendum?

The deadline to register to vote for the EU Referendum has now passed. If you have not registered, you will not be able to vote in the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.

You can vote in this referendum if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on 23 June 2016 and are:

  • 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

If you are an EU citizen you are not eligible to vote in the EU Referendum, unless you meet the criteria above.

Read our EU citizens' voting rights factsheet (PDF)

Here is a full list of European Union countries, Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories and British Crown Dependencies (PDF)


How do I check if I'm registered to vote?

Every local authority holds the electoral register for their area. There is no online electoral roll.

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, you should contact your local electoral registration office. They will be able to let you know.

To find the contact details for your local electoral registration office, enter your postcode in the 'Your local area' section of our homepage.

If you are a British or Irish citizen (who was born in Northern Ireland) living abroad, you will need to contact the local electoral registration office for the address you were last registered at in the UK.