A referendum can be called to consult the public on a particular issue or pose a specific question. They can be held locally or nationally and usually require the public to vote 'yes' or 'no' rather than vote for a candidate.
The EU Referendum 23 June 2016 Results
A Referendum asks you to vote on a question. For this referendum the question was: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
The local result: Harlow
|Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?||Number of ballots|
|The total number of ballot papers counted was:||43,469|
|The number of votes cast in favour of REMAIN was||13,867|
|The number of votes cast in favour of LEAVE was||29,602|
|The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:||Number of Ballots|
|No official mark||0|
|Both answers voted for||1|
|Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified||0|
|Unmarked or void for uncertainty||19|
|The total number of ballot papers rejected was||20|
Voting turnout for Harlow was: 73.56%.