A potential of 110,177 eligible Isle of Wight voters were to visit polling stations yesterday to decide whether to adopt an alternative voting system or retain the current first-past-the-post system. Verification on the Isle of Wight will begin at 10am and counting will start – in line with the rest of the country – at 4pm.
The result will be announced once it has been agreed both by referendum agents and the regional counting officer.
Details confirming the results and turnout will be added to this article on Island Pulse later this evening. Results will also be displayed officially on www.iwight.com Isle of Wight Council Website.
Update: ALTERNATIVE VOTING RESULT
The result of the referendum on the voting system for UK Parliamentary elections on the Isle of Wight is as follows.
Yes – 11,311
No – 32,841
The turnout was 40.14%
The number of spoilt papers was 85
The result was announced by Counting Officer Steve Beynon following verification and count at Medina Leisure Centre, Newport, on Friday 6 May 2011.
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