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2016 European Union Referendum

Timetable and documents

The national referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union was held on Thursday 23 June 2016.

The Electoral Commission published the referendum timetable.

The referendum was co-ordinated across the South West Region by the Regional Counting Officer at Poole Borough Council. 

Cornwall Council supported the Regional Counting Officer by managing the referendum within Cornwall.

Guidance for campaigners is available on the Electoral Commission website.


National result

The national result and regional results can be seen on the Electoral Commission website.

Cornwall results

The Cornwall results for the European Union Referendum which was held on the 23 June 2016 are shown in the table below:

CategoryNumber of votes

The total number of ballot papers counted was


The number of votes cast in favour of REMAIN was


The number of votes cast in favour of LEAVE was


The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

  • No official mark


  • Both answers voted for


  • Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified


  • Unmarked or void for uncertainty


The total number of ballot papers rejected was



Polling stations

You can enter your postcode and select your address below to see a map of your polling station:


Public awareness campaign

The Electoral Commission has launched a public awareness campaign. As part of the campaign, a voter information booklet was delivered to all households during April and May.

Poll cards for the EU Referendum are being sent out to eligible registered voters between 18 and 24 May.

The Electoral Commission has also published a voting guide containing information on the main arguments for remaining a member or leaving the European Union. The content is written by organisations who are campaigning either for the UK to remain a member or leave the European Union. This information is not from the Electoral Commission.

Not registered to vote? 

The deadline to register to vote in this election has passed.

If you are already registered you do not need to apply again.

If you are registered to vote in local government elections you will be able to vote in the EU Referendum, unless you are a citizen of an EU member state other than Britain or Ireland.

If you received a poll card for the Police & Crime Commissioner elections in May, you will be registered to vote in the Referendum unless you have changed address.

Polling station staff online training manual

A manual for the online training for appointed polling staff is available to assist staff with their training.