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On this page you can find information about upcoming elections and referendums in the UK.

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The referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union takes place on Thursday 23 June.

Find out more on our EU referendum page.

Elections in 2016

We have asked electoral administrators to provide the Electoral Commission with information about when they will start the verification of votes and the estimated time that their count will begin.

In the spreadsheet below, you will find details on the timing of the count for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the National Assembly of Wales election, the Scottish Parliament election and the Mayor of London and London Assembly election.

May 2016 polls timing and venues (XLS)

Please note that for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the counting of votes will take place at a number of locations within the Police Area. Where a Police Area is highlighted in yellow that is where the Police Area Returning Officer is based.

Electoral administrators are not required to provide the Electoral Commission with this information. We ask for it to help voters and journalists understand when they can expect the results for their area to be announced. This spreadsheet was first uploaded on 20 April. Where we receive timing of the count information after this date, we will update this spreadsheet every Friday. New information will be highlighted in green.

Here you can find out more about elections taking place on Thursday 5 May 2016:

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