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EU Referendum: Gravesham polling station see steady stream of voters despite rain

PUBLISHED: 11:34 23 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:35 23 June 2016

Picture: Rui Vieira/PA

Picture: Rui Vieira/PA

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Postal votes are already higher than the numbers of last year's general election

Gravesham should have its results on the EU referendum by 6am on Friday, as voters turn out to polling stations today.

The 49 polling stations across the borough have reported a steady stream of voters since opening at 7am, despite the torrential downpours that covered much of Kent.

By Wednesday night, 73 per cent of the 16,000 postal votes issued had been returned and voters with postal votes until 10pm to deliver them to the Civic Centre or to polling stations.

Last year’s general election saw around 50,000 voters, with 12,065 via postal votes.

With polling stations set to be closed at 10pm, the votes will be counted overnight, with a result from Gravesham between 5am and 6am.

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