Wales politics

Welsh voters go to EU referendum polls

A voter leaves the Martyrs Club polling station on June 23, 2016 in Merthyr Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A voter leaves the Martyrs Club polling station in Merthyr Tydfil

Polls have opened in the UK's EU referendum, with more than 2.2m Welsh voters eligible to take part.

A total of 3,578 polling stations in Wales will stay open until 22:00 BST on Thursday.

Results will be declared in each of Wales' 22 council areas overnight - with overall figures for Wales set to be announced in Deeside, Flintshire.

The UK result is expected at breakfast time on Friday.

Voters will have two choices on the ballot paper - to Remain in the European Union, or to Leave it.

Welsh party leaders have been casting their votes across the country throughout the morning.

Image caption First Minister Carwyn Jones wants Britain to Remain in the EU
Image caption UKIP's leader in Wales, Nathan Gill, for the Leave campaign, arrives to cast his vote
Image caption Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, who has been campaigning for Remain, arrives at a polling station
Image caption Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies has gone against fellow Tory and prime minister, David Cameron, to campaign for Leave

There will be full coverage of the results and their implications across BBC television, radio and online.

A blog with results and reaction from Wales will be live on the BBC Wales site from 22:00 as well as on the BBC Wales Politics Twitter page.

S4C will produce a live results programme from 22:00, which will also be broadcast on Radio Cymru, while there will be updates from BBC Wales on the UK overnight programme on BBC One.

BBC Radio Wales will have a special programme on air from 06:00.

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