The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Referendum question testing

We are required by law to comment on the intelligibility of UK, national and regional referendum questions, and some local government referendum questions.

We carry out research, including testing the questions with the public, to assess proposed referendum questions.

Below you can find our reports on proposed referendum questions:

UK wide referendums

Referendum on the membership of the European Union

Scotland

Research