Guide

Elections and referendums

Last updated: 29 September 2017

Referendums

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.

Elections and referendums
Referendums