Elections and referendums
Last updated: 13 January 2020


A referendum asks registered voters to give their opinion on an important question or set of questions.

Referendums can take place for questions in:

  • Scotland, e.g should Scotland become an independent country?
  • UK, e.g should the UK stay in or leave the European Union?

You can normally vote in the same way as you would for an election - at a polling station, by post or by proxy.