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Gibraltar and UK vote in historic EU referendum

Gibraltar and the United Kingdom go to the polls today for a historic referendum that will determine whether or not Britain stays in the European Union.

With EU membership at stake, some 24,117 people in Gibraltar are registered to vote today and a high turn-out is expected.

The UK’s Electoral Commission's figures suggest a record number of voters are eligible to take part in the referendum, with the total for the UK, including Gibraltar, estimated to be 46,499,537.

Voters will be asked a simple question: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’

The response is to be marked with a single X: ‘Remain a member of the European Union’ or ‘Leave the European Union’.

Polling stations across Gibraltar open as from 7am and will close at 10pm.

A Chronicle poll recently found that support for Remain had strengthened in the run up to today, with 94% of people indicating they would vote to stay in the EU.

A poll by Panorama newspaper yesterday predicted a very similar result, with nearly 93% of its respondents saying they would vote to Remain.

The leaders of Gibraltar’s three political parties are all united on the issue and have spoken with a single voice, urging the community to vote Remain.

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