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Past elections & referendums

In this area you can find a range of information about past elections and referendums in the UK.

This information includes:

  • results of elections and referendums
  • guidance that we issued for those involved in the polls
  • information that we provided to voters in the run-up to the polls

Find out about recent elections

Our report on the Scottish independence referendum

The Scottish independence referendum was well run, with high levels of voter satisfaction in the voting process. 

Our report identifies important lessons from Scotland about how to run future referendums successfully, including the expected referendum on further devolution in Wales and a possible referendum on UK membership of the European Union.

Read our full report on the Scottish independence referendum (PDF) 

European Parliamentary and local government elections – May 2014 

Our report on the May 2014 European Parliamentary elections in the UK and local elections in England and Northern Ireland found that voter confidence was high but that there are lessons to be learned before future polls.

Nearly nine in ten voters surveyed were confident that the elections were well-run and nearly all were satisfied with their experience of voting.

Read our report on 22 May 2014 elections (PDF)

Elections & referendums