We use Cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more about Cookies

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


Electorate: 102,966

Ballot Papers Issued: 25609

Turnout: 24.87%