The vote does not compel Bolton to step down, but it will trigger an emergency general meeting of the wider party to formally decide his fate. "The vote was carried unanimously with the exception of the leader".
Members will be told about when and where it will be held in the next 10 days.
Asked about reports his estranged wife still did not know if their marriage was over, he replied: "My wife and I have exchanged lengthy emails on this".
Neil Hamilton, Ukip's leader in Wales, urged Mr Bolton to quit so "we can get on with rebuilding the party without further distraction". "We have spoken a couple of times on the phone, but that is my business".
A source close to Mr Farage said: "Nigel has always said that he would return if Brexit appeared to be under threat".
In the party's most recent leadership election, candidates were required to put down a deposit of £5,000 - which would be returned only if a contender received 20% of the vote. It also said that Richard Tice, a real estate investor who also co-founded the Leave campaign, would have a role in the new party.
At the conclusion of that discussion, the committee took the decision to hold a vote of no confidence in the Leadership of Henry Bolton.