ElectionGudie

June 23, 2016 Held

33,577,342
Voted
United Kingdom

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:33,577,342
Valid Votes:33,551,983
Invalid Votes:25,359

Provisions

“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”

Remain16,141,241

48.10

Leave17,410,742

51.90

More Info:

United Kingdom: Referendum, 23 June 2016

At stake in this election:

  • This referendum will determine if the United Kingdom will remain in the European Union or leave the European Union.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister David CAMERON (since 11 May 2010)
  • Assembly: United Kingdom has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the House of Lords with 760 seats and the House of Commons with 650 seats.

Electoral requirements:

  • The result of the referendum will be determined by simple majority vote.

Main provisions in the referendum:

  • “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
    • Voters will be presented with the following choices:
      • Remain a member of the European Union
      • Leave the European Union

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 64,088,222 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 46,425,386 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 32,214,300 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is United Kingdom a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (22 July 1981)

·         Has United Kingdom ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 April 1986)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 383 (26.75%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 14 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is United Kingdom a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has United Kingdom ratified CRPD: Yes (10 November 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 9,613,233 (est.)