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Referendum

What is a referendum?

Types of referenda

How a referendum is run
 

Information about types of referenda and how they work.

What is a referendum?

A referendum is a direct vote where the electorate of an area is asked to answer a question on a particular proposal.

Types of referenda

There are several types of referenda:

  • UK referendum
  • national referendum, and
  • regional referendum.

 How a referendum is run

In the run-up to a referendum there is a formal campaigning period.  Timetables are produced showing the dates and deadlines during the referendum period.  After the poll is closed, the votes are counted locally.  The results are then collated and the overall result announced.


 



Page last updated: 23 January 2018

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