EU Referendum 2016

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK voted in a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the EU. The local count totals for Lichfield District were declared at 3.19am and are as follows:

Declaration of local count totals

  • The total number of ballot papers counted: 63,318
  • The total number of votes cast in favour of REMAIN was: 26,064
  • The total number of votes cast in favour of LEAVE was: 37,214

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

  • No official mark: 0
  • Both answers voted for: 16
  • Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified: 1
  • Unmarked for void or uncertainty: 23

The total number of ballot papers rejected was: 40

Download the Declaration of local count totals - EU Referendum 2016.

What was the referendum question?

The referendum question will be: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or should the United Kingdom leave the European Union?

Who was able to vote?

British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over, who are resident in the UK or Gibraltar, were able eligible to vote.

UK citizens resident overseas were also eligible to vote, provided they had been registered to vote at a UK address in the last 15 years.

European citizens who are not British, Irish or Commonwealth citizens, or from British Oversees Territories, were not able to vote. This means European Union citizens of the following member states of the European Union, were not able to vote in the UK's EU referendum: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Find out more about voting if you live overseas on the About my Vote website. or download a useful guide put together by the Electoral Commission: EU citizens and voting in the UK


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