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Manchester will deliver verdict.

THE official verdict on whether the country has opted to "Brexit" or "Bremain" is likely to be made as the nation wakes tomorrow morning.

Manchester has been chosen as the venue to deliver the nation's biggest news in a generation.

As with any election, the counting of votes will get under way when polls close at 10pm.

But with record turnouts expected, officials are uncertain when they will be finished - including Kirklees and Calderdale.

Each local authority will count votes for "Leave the EU" or "Remain in the EU" as a simple borough wide total. No constituency or ward breakdowns are being published on the night.

Kirklees Council is counting at Cathedral House in Huddersfield while Calderdale is doing its count at North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax.

Votes must be verified by the regional centre at Leeds before the results of the councils are announced.

Council officials are currently guessing they will be ready to declare sometime between 2.30am and 5am.

As the regional results are collated, a nationwide rolling total will be made public to show which way the country is leaning.

Then it will be over to Manchester where the chief counting officer will announce the official result.

The tipping point at which one side cannot be beaten is expected to be at about 6am but it is thought that a pretty clear picture of which way the vote is going will be known from about 4am.

The Examiner will be running live coverage on its website through the night.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 23, 2016
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