Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for voter data from the 12th December 2019 General Election. Specifically, I would like the following info:

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?
- how many postal votes were received?
- how many votes were marked as invalid?
- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just including the top 3 parties is fine.

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Donovan Kiddick

Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

1 Atodiad

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To:
Mr. Donovan Kiddick Contact: Ann Dickson
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR043A95B
Date: 08/01/2020

Dear Mr. Kiddick

Freedom of Information : PAR043A95B

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 28/12/2019 about GE2019 Postal Votes.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 29/01/2020. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

1 Atodiad

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To:
Mr. Donovan Kiddick Contact: Ann Dickson
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR043A95B
Date: 29/01/2020

Dear Mr. Kiddick

Freedom of Information Enquiry: PAR043A95B

I refer to your FOI enquiry and although the Returning Officer is not
subject to FOI, I have noted below the responses to your questions.

I would like to make an FOI request for voter data from the 12th December
2019 General Election. Specifically, I would like the following info:

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?  
R/ 14,250

- how many postal votes were received?
R/ 12,415

- how many votes were marked as invalid?
R/ The total number of ballot papers rejected was 131.    
The ballot papers were rejected for the following reasons:    
1 ballot paper was rejected because it did not bear the official mark  
15  ballot papers were rejected because votes were given for more than one
candidate  
0 ballot papers were rejected because there was something written or
marked on the ballot paper by which the voter could be identified  
115 ballot papers were rejected because they were unmarked or void for
uncertainty  

- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just
including the top 3 parties is fine.
R/  s17 Information not held.  Under the Representation of the People Act
1983, sch 1 rule 45(1A)
The returning officer shall not count the votes given on any ballot papers
until—
(a) in the case of postal ballot papers, they have been mixed with the
ballot papers from at least one ballot box, and
(b)in the case of ballot papers from a ballot box, they have been mixed
with the ballot papers from at least one other ballot box.

Yours sincerely,

Ann Dickson

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