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Elections and voting

Scottish independence referendum result

Breakdown of the result of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.

The official result of the Scottish Independence Referendum as declared by Mary Pitcaithly, the Chief Counting Officer is as follows:

  1. The total number of ballot papers counted in the referendum for the whole of Scotland was 3,623,344.  The turnout was 84.6%
  2. The total number of votes cast in favour of each answer to the referendum question for the whole of Scotland was as follows:
Votes Cast Total votes cast
OutcomeNumber of votes
Yes1,617,989
No2,001,926
Rejected3,429

   3.   The reasons for rejection were as follows:

Breakdown of rejected papers by reason Rejected papers
Reason for rejectionNumber of papers
a) want of an official mark16
b) voting in favour of both answers691
c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified169
d) unmarked or void for uncertainty 2,554

East Renfrewshire Council: Local Totals

Lorraine McMillan, the Counting Officer for the East Renfrewshire Council area, declared the local total of votes cast in the Scottish Independence Referendum as follows:

  1. The total number of ballot papers counted in the referendum for the East Renfrewshire area was 66,021. The turnout was 90.4%.
  2. The total number of votes cast in relation to each answer to the referendum question in the East Renfrewshire area was as follows:
Votes cast within East Renfrewshire East Renfrewshire votes cast
OutcomeNumber of votes
Yes24,287
No41,690
Rejected44

  3.   The reasons for rejection were as follows:

Breakdown of rejected papers in East Renfrewshire by reason Rejected papers in East Renfrewshire
Reason for rejectionNumber of papers
a) want of an official mark0
b) voting in favour of both answers13
c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified4
d) unmarked or void for uncertainty 27

Published by the Counting Officer for East Renfrewshire


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