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High turn-out expected for Euro Referendum – voters encouraged to have their say


Sheffield City Council is reminding voters in Thursday’s European Referendum that they have plenty of time to have their say with polls open from 7am to 10pm.

A high turn-out is expected across the country for the referendum, as the nation decides whether to remain in the European Union or to leave.  To beat the rush, voters are recommended to avoid the busiest periods if possible – these are likely to be in the early morning before work, and early evening.

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John Mothersole, local counting officer for Sheffield, said: “Given the significant level of public interest in the referendum, we are expecting a high voter turnout. We would encourage everyone in the city who has a vote to use it – however, please be aware that polling stations may be busy at some points during the day.”

By now voters across Sheffield will have received a poll card which identifies where your polling station is located – there will be over 200 polling stations operating across the city on the day of the referendum.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 June. You don’t need your poll card to vote, although it will make it quicker to issue your ballot if you bring it with you.

Find out where your polling station is

After the close of poll, the sealed ballot boxes will be taken to the count venue in Sheffield, and will be verified and counted overnight.

There are 380 counting areas in Great Britain plus one area for Northern Ireland and one for Gibraltar. Regional and national running totals will be available.

The final nationwide result will be announced in Manchester Town Hall in the early hours of Friday morning.