Validation of EU Referendum Postal Votes for The Electoral Office Headquarters, St Anne's House, 15 Church Street, Belfast

Timothy Rea made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council

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Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District 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 Upper Bann 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.

Yours faithfully,
Timothy John Rea

FOI, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council

Dear Timothy Rea

I acknowledge receipt of your information request. Please note that this function does not fall under the remit of district councils in Northern Ireland.
I suggest you contact the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland: [email address].

Yours sincerely

Cherith Conn
Democratic Services Assistant

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre
Lakeview Road, Craigavon, BT64 1AL

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