The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be carrying out the official count of votes cast in Penarth in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.
As with ordinary elections the polls close at 22:00 on Thursday June 23rd 2016.
All the votes from Penarth and the rest of the Vale of Glamorgan will be counted in the Legacy Leisure Centre in Barry. It’s a two-stage process:-
- First of all the votes will be verified and the overall total of votes cast will be produced. That’s expected by about 01:30 on Friday June 24th
- In a second process the votes for “in” or “out” will be counted and the result is expected to be ready by 04:00 on Friday June 24th
Before being publicly announced the results will be sent to Flintshire where the national count for the whole of Wales is being coordinated under Colin Everett the CEO of the Flintshire County Council.
Once verified in Flintshire – a process likely to take about an hour – the results for the Vale of Glamorgan will be published on the Vale Council’s website.
When the all-Wales results from all the 22 local authorities in Wales have been checked and verified in Flintshire they will go to the UK National counting centre in Birmingham where the single result for the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland will be announced sometime on the morning of June 24th 2016.