On Thursday 23rd June 2016, voters in East Cambridgeshire, and throughout Britain, took to the polls to vote whether to remain or leave the European Union.
Polling stations nationwide opened at 7am and closed at 10pm.
The verification/ count venue for East Cambridgeshire was Ross Peers Sports Centre, Soham.
Verification of all 69 of East Cambridgeshire's boxes (including one for postal votes) was completed, and the turnout was announced as 77.07%. Counting began straight afterwards.
At 4:57, the Counting Officer for East Cambridgeshire, John Hill, declared the count totals for East Cambridgeshire, which are as follows:
The total number of ballot paper counted was 48,124
The number of votes cast in favour of REMAIN was 23,599
The number of votes cast in favour of LEAVE was 24,487
The total number of rejected ballot papers rejected was 38
East Cambridgeshire's results have been sent to Chelmsford City Council, who are responsible for collating and sharing the results for the Eastern Region.
The national results/declaration on the UK's membership of the European Union will be made in Manchester by the Chief Counting Officer after all the local totals, from the 12 regions, have been received, verified and collated.