Highland Counting Officer announces votes cast in Referendum
Issued on behalf of the Highland Counting Officer
The Counting Officer for The Highland Council area has announced the total votes cast for each answer in the Scottish Independence Referendum.
A total of 78,069 votes were cast for Yes and a total of 87,739 votes were cast for No.
A total of 168 votes were rejected for a number of reasons, including: 0 (zero) did not bear the official mark on the ballot paper; 30 voted in favour of both answers; 0 (zero) included writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified and 138 were unmarked or void for uncertainty.
The turnout for the Highland area was 87%, with 165,976 voters returning a ballot paper from a total registered electorate in Highland of 190,778. The electorate included 5,144 young voters.