EU referendum - 23rd June 2016
The following are the declarations of count totals for the Adur and Worthing areas:
- Declaration of Count Total - Adur District (57KB)
- Declaration of Count Total - Worthing Borough (50KB)
- Total votes: 37,251
- 20,315 Leave
- 16,914 Remain
- Total votes: 61,416
- Leave 32,515
- Remain 28,851
- Breakdown of EU Referendum results from all the regions across the UK on the Electoral Commission website
Notices of Poll:
- Notice of Poll - Adur voting area - 23-06-2016 (102KB)
- Notice of Poll - Worthing voting area - 23-06-2016 (102KB)
Notices of Referendum:
- Notice of Referendum - Adur voting area - 23-06-2016 (75KB)
- Notice of Referendum - Worthing voting area - 23-06-2016 (74KB)
Notices of Referendum Agents:
- Notice of Referendum Agents - Adur voting area - 23-06-2015 (60KB)
- Notice of Referendum Agents - Worthing voting area - 23-06-2015 (120KB)
What is the referendum about?
A referendum asks you to vote on a question on the ballot paper. For this referendum the question is:
“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
You should show your choice on the ballot paper by putting a cross (X) on your ballot paper in either:
- the 'Remain a member of the European Union' box
- the 'Leave the European Union' box
All households in the UK have been sent a voting guide for the referendum, produced by the independent Electoral Commission. An online version can be found via the link below:
- Leaflet about the EU referendum being distributed to all households - on the Electoral Commission website
Am I registered to vote?
You can find out if you are registered to vote by calling:
- the Electoral Services Office
on 01903 221014/15/16
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I register to vote?
You can apply online to register to vote.
Alternatively, you can apply by filling in a form and returning it to your electoral registration office. Contact the Electoral Services Office if you need a paper form.
The deadline for registration applications is 7th June 2016.
Who is eligible to vote at the EU Referendum?
Anyone who is 18 years old or over on 23rd June 2016, is registered to vote by the deadline of 7th June 2016 and is a British or Irish citizen or a citizen of a Commonwealth country can vote at the EU Referendum. Citizens of other EU countries are NOT eligible to vote.
I won't be here on 23rd June 2016 - how can I vote?
You can vote by post or proxy if you won't be here on 23rd June 2016:
- Voting by post means that your ballot papers will be sent to you
- Voting by proxy means that you appoint someone to vote on your behalf at the polling station
If you wish to vote by post or proxy you need to complete an application form.
If you want to vote by post
Your application form to vote by post must arrive by 5pm on 8 June 2016. Your ballot papers will then be sent to you and you can post them back to reach us by 10pm on 23rd June 2016 or you can take them to a polling station within the Adur and Worthing area on 23 June 2016. Please note that if you apply to vote by post after 17th May 2016 then your postal vote will be sent out around 16 June 2016. If this is too late then you might want to apply to vote by proxy.
If you want to vote by proxy
Your application form to vote by proxy must arrive by 5pm on 15th June 2016. Your proxy will then be sent information on where they need to go and vote on your behalf around 16th June 2016.
When will I receive my postal vote?
If we received your application to vote by post by 17th May then your postal vote will be sent out by first class post on 27th May 2016.
If we received your application to vote by post on 18th May 2016 or after then your postal vote will be sent out by first class post on 17th June 2016.
I currently have a postal vote but I want to vote at the polling station. What do I do?
If you want to cancel your postal vote so you can vote at the polling station then you need to contact us in writing by 5pm on 8th June 2016. This can be done by post or email.
How do I know where to go and vote?
If you were registered to vote by 25th April 2016 then your poll card will be delivered to you in the week commencing 23rd May 2016. If you registered after this date then you will receive a poll card on 16th June 2016.
If you are a polling station voter then your poll card will be white and will tell you where you need to go and vote on 23rd June 2016. Your polling station will be open from 7:00am to 10:00pm.
See also: Polling stations
When will I receive my poll card?
Poll cards will be delivered on 23rd May 2016 to all electors who were registered to vote by 25th April 2016. You will receive a white poll card if you need to go to the polling station to vote and a pink poll card if you are registered as a postal voter.
I live overseas - can I vote?
If you have been registered to vote in the UK in the past 15 years then you can register to vote in the EU Referendum as an overseas voter. To register you should go online and choose the option to register as a British citizen living in another country. The deadline for registering is 5pm on 7th June 2016. You can then choose to vote by post or proxy and will be contacted by a member of the team to explain your options.
Contact Electoral Services
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,