91% turnout in East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire counting officer Gerry Cornes about to announce the result
East Dunbartonshire counting officer Gerry Cornes about to announce the result

A total of 30,624 votes were cast for Yes and a total of 48,314 votes were cast for No in East Dunbartonshire in the Scottish Independence Referendum.

A total of 73 votes were rejected for a number of reasons - they did not bear the official mark on the ballot paper; the person voted in favour of both answers; they included writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified or were unmarked or void for uncertainty.

The turnout for East Dunbartonshire was 91%, with 79,011 voters returning a ballot paper from a total registered electorate in East Dunbartonshire of 86,836. The electorate included 2,437 young voters.

East Dunbartonshire?s Counting Officer for the Referendum, Gerry Cornes, said: “Everyone working at the count did a great job and I would like to thank them for their hard work in counting the votes so efficiently on the night.

“I would also like to thank all the staff at the polling places and all those who have helped in any way to make this Referendum process a success.”