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Referendum Results

Declaration of count totals

Referendum on the voting system for UK Parliamentary elections, 5 May 2011

As the Counting Officer appointed for the Voting Area of Bedford Borough Council at the referendum held on 5 May 2011 under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, I hereby give notice that I have certified the following to the Chief Counting Officer:

 

The total number of ballot papers counted was

 

 

52605

 

The number of votes cast in favour of YES was

 

 

16184

 

The number of votes cast in favour of NO was

 

 

36421

 

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

 

 

a

 

 

No official mark

 

0

 

b

 

 

Voting for both answers to the question asked

 

98

 

c

 

 

Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified

 

0

 

d

 

 

Unmarked or void for uncertainty

 

671

 

Total rejected

 

 

769

 

Electorate: 111,831                                            Ballot Papers Issued: 53,374                                      Turnout: 48%

 

Signed:

P J Simpkins

Counting Officer                                                                        Dated: 6 May 2011