Scottish Independence Referendum 2014

Results of the Referendum can be found on the Scotland Referendum website.

On Thursday 18 September 2014 there was a referendum on independence for Scotland. A referendum asks you to vote yes or no to a proposal. Voters were asked to place a cross (X) next to the Yes or No option on the ballot paper in response to the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

Votes cast in the Moray Council area were as follows:

The Counting Officer for The Moray Council area announced the total votes cast for each answer in the Scottish Independence Referendum at 6:08am on Friday 19 September.

Out of total votes cast being 64,205, a total of 27,232 (42.4%) votes were cast for Yes and a total of 36,935 (57.5%) votes were cast for No.

A total of 38 votes were rejected for the following reasons:

  • 0 (zero) did not bear the official mark on the ballot paper
  • 16 (sixteen) voted in favour of both answers; 
  • 0 (zero) included writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified and 
  • 22 (twenty-two) were unmarked or void for uncertainty.

The formal declaration of results is available for download. (PDF, 32 kb)

The turnout for the Highland area was 84.5 %, from a total registered electorate in Moray of 75,173.  The electorate included 2,308 young voters aged 16 and 17.

Please note that Yes/No results are not available by individual polling district or polling station. In line with the requirements of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013, Sch.3 Rule 30(5) all postal and polling station ballot boxes are ‘mixed’ during the count to prevent the identification of any particular area voting one way or another. 

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