Britain heads to the polls today to decide whether the country should leave or remain in the European Union. And we’ve got all the information you need to keep up with developments online.
Voting is underway in the EU referendum as the country decides the future of its relationship with the European Union.
Polls opened at 7am and will close at 10pm this evening, after which, the real coverage begins ahead of the provisional result being announced sometime around 2am on Friday 24 June.
And if you’re looking for a way to stay up to date on all the latest developments but can’t get near a TV, there are several ways to follow the coverage online. Here’s how:
Watch live coverage
The best way to stay informed is to tune into the live results coverage, which starts at 10pm after polling stations close. Up until that point, broadcasters are limited in what they can report, so this is when you’ll want to start paying attention.
Of course, most of the major channels will have live coverage. Here’s how to watch online.
The BBC will be the go-to channel for many, and thankfully the Beeb’s iPlayer lets you watch live TV – it’s not just a catch-up service.
If you’re using a laptop or desktop computer, all you have to do is go the iPlayer TV guide site at 10pm and click on ‘EU Referendum – The Result’. You’ll be presented with a pop-up that asks whether you have a TV licence, and if you do, you can simply click ‘Watch Now’ to tune into the live coverage. Simple.
Those using a mobile device can download the iPlayer app in order to stay up to date. Here are the links you need:
If you’d prefer to get EU results coverage elsewhere, you can head over to the ITV Hub. Just click the link at 10pm and hit play to tune in.
Alternatively, mobile users can download the ITV hub app for the best viewing experience. Here are the links:
You don’t need a Sky subscription to watch Sky News, so if you fancy catching up on EU referendum developments through Murdock & co.’s outlet you can head over to the ‘Watch Live‘ page at 10pm.
And, again, mobile users will benefit from the best viewing experience by downloading the Sky News app, which comes with a built-in ‘Watch Live’ feature. Here are the links:
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Of course, if you’re not bothered about live video coverage, or you’re looking for some pre-results analysis, there are several Twitter accounts worth following for everything #EURef related.
The Electoral Commission
For information on voting and the official result, The Electoral Commission is the account to follow. The organisation itself was set up by Parliament to ensure public confidence in the democratic system, and as such, you can expect diligent updates from its Twitter profile.
This account provides coverage of Britain’s electoral contests and public opinion, making it a great resource for all things EU referendum-related. Britain Elects will be covering the referendum fully from this evening, but there’s already some interesting polls and analysis available on its feed.
Election analyst Mike Smithson is a great resource for Brexit coverage. If you want pre-result analysis and updates on the latest polls, follow this guy now.
And that’s your lot. Remember 10pm is the time to start tuning in, after the polls close. Oh, and don’t forget to actually vote.
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Got any other suggestions for great EU Referendum information resources? Let us know in the comments.