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Total electorate size

The number of people eligible to vote in the boundaries of the region.

Turnout

The number of electors who voted in the region. This includes those who spoilt their ballot paper either intentionally or accidentally. It does not include postal voters whose vote was rejected because they could not prove their identity.

Turnout as a percentage

The number of electors who voted as a proportion of the total region electorate. This includes those who spoilt their ballot paper either intentionally or accidentally. It does not include postal voters whose vote was rejected because they could not prove their identity.

Number of valid votes cast

The number of votes that counted towards the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ totals in the region. This figure excludes ballot papers that were spoilt either intentionally or accidentally.

Number of spoilt ballots

The number of ballot papers that did not count towards the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ totals in the region due to the elector’s ballot paper being spoilt either intentionally or accidentally.

Spoilt ballots as a percentage

The proportion of ballot papers that did not count towards the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ totals in the region due to the elector’s ballot paper being spoilt either intentionally or accidentally.

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