HAMILTON, Bermuda, Thursday June 23, 2016 – Residents of Bermuda are today casting their votes in a non-binding referendum on same sex unions.
A total of 44,367 voters are registered to cast their ballots on two questions – whether they are in favour of same-sex marriage and whether they are in favour of same-sex civil unions in Bermuda.
Voting began from 8 a.m. and the 12 polling stations will close at 8 p.m.
Premier Michael Dunkley has indicated that the results of the referendum will be “non-binding”, but would be “an opportunity for Government and for the people of Bermuda to expression their opinions on a very important subject”.
Ahead of today’s vote, a poll by Profiles of Bermuda showed that 58.5 per cent of voters oppose same-sex marriages, while 38.4 per cent were in favour. It said 3.2 per cent were unsure.