Advice on voting in the referendum

Make your vote count in the independence referendum by marking a cross in only one box.
Make your vote count in the independence referendum by marking a cross in only one box.

Planning on voting in the referendum? Make sure your vote counts by putting a cross in only one box on your ballot paper.

You will receive a ballot paper showing the referendum question and two boxes. Show your choice by marking a cross (X) in one box only. If you mark more than one box, or put any other mark on the ballot paper, your vote may not be counted.

When you are at the polling station, if you spoil your ballot paper by mistake you can return it and ask for another one. If you make a mistake with your postal vote you should contact the helpline number provided for assistance.

There is information about this on the back of your polling card. You can also find out more at the Electoral Commission’s website by clicking here. There is a dedicated page for the referendum as well as other guidance on what happens at polling stations and the voting systems used.