The Isles of Scilly will be the first area in the UK to announce its results in the EU referendum. 

Scilly, along with Gibraltar, is expected to declare shortly after midnight on Friday, June 24, although local estimates suggest that it could be nearer to 1.30am.


The islands are the smallest of the 382 counting areas taking part in the vote.


Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm. The count, in St Mary's Town Hall, will begin at 10.50pm and be streamed live on Sky News. 


Voters will be given a piece of paper with the question: 'Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?' They will then be asked to put a cross beside one of the options.

Commentators suggest that the final result is likely to be clear between 3am and 5am, although there will be no official announcement until around 7am.

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