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Overseas voters in European Elections

Request 

1. Please provide the number of UK voters registered in your district as due to be issued with a Referendum postal ballot pack, sent to an overseas EU postal address, by separate totals in each of the 27 EU Member States (including Malta and Cyprus).

2. Please provide the total number of UK voters registered in your district as due to be issued with a Referendum postal ballot pack to an overseas Commonwealth and British territory, by separate totals in each named territory (excluding Malta and Cyprus).

3. Please provide the estimated or known cost/s for arranging an international business response licence with Royal Mail to cover for the first despatch (23-27.05.2016) and return of overseas postal ballot packs to overseas UK voters registered in your district.

As the registration process is ongoing, numbers should relate to completion totals for the first despatch (23-27.05.2016)

Request Date9 May 2016
Requested byMedia
Released Date  

  

Response

   

Refused

27 May 2016

Refusal

Freedom of Information requests regarding information from or about registration of voters/electors, the Register of Electors, or about Elections, may not be granted. This is because the information is held by the Electoral Regstration Officer or the Returning Officer respectively, and not the District Council, and the Officers themselves are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.