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The Final Countdown: Hours to go

With just a day to go until polls open in the Scottish referendum, campaigners are making an all-out effort to persuade voters.

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Scotland Decides: How the Referendum Will Work

Millions of Scots will head to the polls to vote in the independence referendum Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • 32 counts across Scotland
  • 2,608 polling places
  • Two counts in the Border region: Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders
  • Over 4.2m people have registered to vote
  • That's 97.8% of the population
  • 789,024 of those are postal votes
  • Approximately 80% of postal votes have been returned
  • 120% of ballot papers required have been printed so they shouldn't run out.
  • Polls open at 7am Thursday September 18th 2014
  • Polls close at 10pm - but anyone still in a queue to vote at that point will be able to cast their vote.
  • Local results will be announced at individual counts
  • The Chief Counting Officer will announce the final result.

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