Dear Salford City Council,
I wish to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000:
Could you please provide the following information for the voting area known as <insert name of electoral registration office> 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 requested information in electronic format, preferably as a device-independent plain text document.
Mrs Sandra Taylor
Dear Ms Taylor
Please find your Freedom of Information response attached.
Principal Information Governance Officer
Legal & Governance Division
E [email address]
Salford City Council
Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 5AW
T 0161 794 4711
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