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European Union Referendum Act 2015

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Role of Electoral Commission

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11(1)The Electoral Commission must take whatever steps they think appropriate to promote public awareness about the referendum and how to vote in it.

(2)Following the referendum, the Electoral Commission must—

(a)publish the most accurate estimate that it is reasonably possible to make of the turnout in each of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar, and

(b)include that information in any report they submit under section 6(1)(b) of the 2000 Act which relates to the referendum.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) “turnout” means the percentage of those entitled to vote in the referendum who did so.

(4)The reference in sub-paragraph (3) to those entitled to vote in the referendum who did so includes any persons entitled to vote who conduct regulations or Gibraltar conduct law provides are to be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) as having voted.

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