London, Sep 18 (): People in Scotland will vote on Thursday whether the nation should become an independent country or stay with the United K.ingdom.
The vote question will be : “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Voters will answer “Yes” or “No” to the question. More than 4 million people are registered to vote in Scotland, which has a population of about 5.3 million people, and turnout is expected to exceed 90%, which would be historically a high.
Voting will be made at 2,608 polling stations across the nation on Thursday between 07:00 and 22:00. The result is expected early Friday morning. The votes will be counted in each of 32 local authority areas of Scotland. These will include votes cast from the 789,024 postal vote applications, which was the largest ever volume of registration for postal votes in Scotland.
The latest poll of polls, released Wednesday by ScotCen, an independent research center, shows “no” at 51% and “yes” at 49%, with “don’t know” voters excluded. It is reliable with results over the past week or so, which has indicated the race is too close to call.
Polls suggest around 8% of voters remain undecided, making their votes crucial to deciding the outcome of the referendum.
Some other three new opinion polls said a very thin majority against independence but showed that the undecideds could swing it either way.
British PM David Cameron admits ‘UK is nervous’ and has asked the voters of Scotland not to separate, and predictions of military upheaval, isolation and economic doom have determined the debate.
Scotland’s pro-independence First Minister Alex Salmond has dismissed the economic arguments. In a letter to the Scotish people, Salmond had urged the voters to take hold of its historic opportunity to end the 307-year-old union with England.
Differences over the voting to support “Yes” or “No” have divided lifelong friends, families and the Church of Scotland on Wednesday called for “a spirit of unity” and “cool heads and calm hearts”.