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Mayoral Referendum

The Mayoral Referendum was held on 13 October 2016.

Result of the Mayoral Referendum

The Mayoral Referendum asked voters to answer the following question: 
 
How would you like Guildford Borough Council to be run? 

Votes recorded

  • By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. This is how the council is now run = 20639 votes

  • By a Mayor who is elected by voters. This would be a change from how the council is now run = 4948 votes 

The number of ballot papers rejected Number of ballot papers
A want of an official mark0
B voting for more than one answer9
C writing or mark by which voter can be identified2
D unmarked or void for uncertainty11
Total22

 

Electorate: 102,966

Ballot Papers Issued: 25609

Turnout: 24.87%