Eastbourne sees massive turnout for EU Referendum

Ballot box.
Ballot box.

Eastbourne has seen a massive turnout in the EU Referendum.

Some 71,726 people were registered to vote in the borough of Eastbourne and the turnout was 74.7 per cent – the highest of any election ever held in the town, according to officials.

Counting is now underway at Eastbourne Town Hall after polls closed at 10pm.

The result of whether the town has voted to leave the European Union or remain will be announced at around 3am before the results are sent to the south east regional centre which is in Southampton.

Based on early count declarations, an initial indication of the overall referendum result could be made by 4am, but the 12 regional centres have to declare their results before an overall result can be officially announced at Manchester Town Hall, expected to happen at some time after 7am.

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