Spoiled Ballots in 2015, 2010 and 2005 General Elections - Lincolnshire

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Dear Electoral Commission,

Good morning,

I am interested in finding out the total number of spoiled ballots, defaced ballots or otherwise uncategorised (spoilt, spoiled, void, null, informal, rejected at the count by rejection reason, or stray) ballots cast in the 2015 General Election, and the previous two general elections.

Could I please have detailed data for the following Lincolnshire Constituencies:

- Boston and Skegness cc
- Gainsborough CC
- Grantham and Stamford CC
- Lincoln BC
- Louth and Horncastle CC
- Sleaford and North Hykeham CC
- South Holland and The Deepings CC

And could I have the data for the country as a whole as well please.

Yours faithfully,

Mr H Parkhill

FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Mr H Parkhill -
 
Our Ref: FOI 105/15
 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated 7
October 2015, concerning:
 
I am interested in finding out the total number of spoiled ballots,
defaced ballots or otherwise uncategorised (spoilt, spoiled, void, null,
informal, rejected at the count by rejection reason, or stray) ballots
cast in the 2015 General Election, and the previous two general elections.
 
Could I please have detailed data for the following Lincolnshire
Constituencies:
 
- Boston and Skegness cc
- Gainsborough CC
- Grantham and Stamford CC
- Lincoln BC
- Louth and Horncastle CC      
- Sleaford and North Hykeham CC
- South Holland and The Deepings CC
 
And could I have the data for the country as a whole as well please.
 
 
The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.
 
You may expect to receive a reply sent from the Commission by 4 November
2015.
 
Yours sincerely
 
[1]Danny Creighton
Information Adviser –
The Electoral Commission
3 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YZ
 
Tel: 020 7271 0554
Fax: 020 7271 0500
[2][email address]
[3]www.electoralcommission.org.uk
 
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FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Mr H Parkhill -
 
Our Ref: FOI 105/15
 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated
7 October 2015.
 
The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
has done so within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.
 
Your request is in bold below followed by our response.
 
You have requested:
 
I am interested in finding out the total number of spoiled ballots,
defaced ballots or otherwise uncategorised (spoilt, spoiled, void, null,
informal, rejected at the count by rejection reason, or stray) ballots
cast in the 2015 General Election, and the previous two general elections.
 
Could I please have detailed data for the following Lincolnshire
Constituencies:
 
- Boston and Skegness cc
- Gainsborough CC
- Grantham and Stamford CC
- Lincoln BC
- Louth and Horncastle CC      
- Sleaford and North Hykeham CC
- South Holland and The Deepings CC
 
And could I have the data for the country as a whole as well please.
 
Our response is as follows:
 
The Commission holds administration data for the 2015, 2010 and 2005
Parliamentary general elections. These data, linked below, include the
reasons why ballots were rejected at the count for each of the
Lincolnshire Constituencies and for the UK as a whole:
 
2015 UK Parliamentary general election
[1]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__...
 
2010 UK Parliamentary general election
[2]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__...
 
 
2005 UK Parliamentary general election
[3]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__...
 
You may also find our electoral data webpage useful:
 
[4]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/ou...
 
 
I trust that this information satisfies your request.
If you are not satisfied with this response, please note that the
Commission operates a review procedure, details of which can be found on
the Commission website at:
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Please also note that if you have exhausted all internal Commission review
procedures and you are still not satisfied you have the right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner. Details of this procedure can be found on
the ICO website: [6]http://www.ico.gov.uk
 
Yours sincerely
 
Danny Creighton
Information Advisor
Tel: 020 7271 0554
Fax: 020 7271 0505
[7][Electoral Commission request email]
 
 

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