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EU referendum - 23rd June 2016

EU referendum - 23rd June 2016 (180)

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Adur & Worthing EU referendum results

The following are the declarations of count totals for the Adur and Worthing areas:

Adur District

  • Total votes: 37,251
  • 20,315 Leave
  • 16,914 Remain

Worthing Borough

  • Total votes: 61,416
  • Leave 32,515
  • Remain 28,851

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Information about the EU referendum

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Timetable:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the EU Referendum

What is the referendum about?

EU referendum - 23rd June 2016 (180)

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
    or
  • 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:


Am I registered to vote?

You can find out if you are registered to vote by calling:


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.

See: application form to vote by post

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.

See: application form to vote by proxy


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.

See: apply to register to vote

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