Referendums are held to ask people to vote on proposals put forward by government. The Electoral Commission has a summary of information on referendums on their website
AV Referendum - 5 May 2011
The last national referendum in the UK was held on Thursday 5 May 2011. This was the same day that the Borough Council Elections were held in Epsom & Ewell.
The referendum was to decide if a change should be made to the voting system for United Kingdom parliamentary elections and voters were asked to decide on the question below:
At present, the UK uses the ‘first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ‘alternative vote’ system be used instead?
Voters that were eligible to vote at UK Parliamentary elections were able to vote at the referendum. Voters who are only eligible to vote at local elections or European Parliamentary elections were not able to vote in the referendum.
The results of the referendum at local level are available here.
Declaration of Local Result with Turnout (pdf - 13kb)
The Counting Officer for any Referendum's held in Epsom & Ewell is currently Frances Rutter. She may be contacted at:
Tel: 01372 732000
If you have any queries about Referendums, please contact Electoral Services:
Tel: 01372 732152
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