Voting has has begun in the U.K. on whether the country should remain a member of the European Union.
An estimated 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part in the vote on Thursday, according to figures from the Electoral Commission.
On the ballot paper, voters will be asked: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
They will then choose whether they want to “Remain a member of the European Union” or “Leave the European Union” by placing a cross in the appropriate box.
Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. local time (2 a.m. EDT) and will close at 10 p.m. local time.
Immediately after the close, ballot papers will be sent to 382 regional counting centers who will each declare their results. The final result will be announced in Manchester on Friday morning.