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Dear South Kesteven District Council,

For the 2019 General Election, please provide a breakdown of the number of postal ballots requested, and the number of postal ballots received. For those postal ballots received, please provide the number of ballots counted for each party, and the number discounted as invalid with the reason for their invalidity.

Yours faithfully,

Michelle vonAhn

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Ms Vonahn,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request Acknowledgement

Reference No: 1684420

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Yours sincerely
South Kesteven District Council
Customer Service Department

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Ms Vonahn

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1684420

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 06/01/2020 08:53:43. The information you requested is as follows:

Request Summary

For the 2019 General Election, please provide a breakdown of the number of postal ballots requested, and the number of postal ballots received. For those postal ballots received, please provide the number of ballots counted for each party, and the number discounted as invalid with the reason for their invalidity.

Response

For the Grantham and Stamford constituency :

Number of postal ballots sent : 14912

Number of postal ballots received : 12924

Number of postal ballots counted for each party : information not available

Number Invalid/Rejected:

No signature provided on postal vote statement : 9

No date of birth provided on postal vote statement : 5

No signature or date of birth provided on postal vote statement : 42

Signature provided did not match application : 23

Date of birth provided did not match application : 64

Date of birth and signature provided did not match application : 21

No postal vote statement returned : 16

No ballot paper returned : 6

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Julie Edwards, Electoral Services Team Leader, [email address]

Further information about freedom of information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Julie Edwards

Electoral Services Team Leader

South Kesteven District Council

Telephone 01476 406080 ext 6078

Email : [email address]

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