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F16/682

Validation of EU Referendum Postal Votes for Electoral Registration Officer

Request Description

Would you please provide the following information for the voting area known as Hertford and Stortford (Electoral Registration Officer, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8EQ) in respect of postal voting in the EU Referendum held on 23rd June 2016

Overseas voting entitlement

        a) The TOTAL number of registered overseas voters;

        b) The number of overseas voters who have permanent postal vote set up;

        c) The number of overseas voters who registered a postal vote specifically for the above referendum ;

        d) The number of overseas voters who have a periodic postal vote set up, that entitled them to vote in the above named referendum;

        e) The number of overseas voters who had named a proxy to vote on their behalf in the above named referendum;

Number of votes issued and returned:

        a) The TOTAL number of postal votes issued;

        b The TOTAL number of postal votes returned;

        c) The TOTAL number of postal votes rejected;

        d) The number of OVERSEAS postal votes issued;

        e) The number of OVERSEAS postal votes returned;

        f) The number of OVERSEAS postal votes rejected;

In respect of verification of postal votes, could you please confirm what method (or methods) were used to verify the validity of the completed postal vote:   

        a) Visual comparison of both original documents;

        b) Visual comparison where one or more of the comparison documents was a scanned image;

        c) Use of automated recognition software and if this method was employed, the name of the software used;

        d) Other form of verification (please detail) Could you please provide the following in electronic format, preferably as a device-independent a plain text document.

Request Date7 October 2016
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

17 October 2016          

Response

Not council information - Returning officer not bound by FOI 

 Refused

 

 

Refusal