Questions about the 'Prove It' poll.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

My request is in connection with the Science Museum's 'Prove It' poll. Can you please tell me:

When the Museum decided to run the poll?
Who was responsible for providing the ‘evidence’?
When it was that it was realised that the pollsters had failed to implement the email confirmation security measure?
Why on 12 November 2009, between 10.00 and 12.00 UTC, approximately 1500 votes were deducted from the ‘out’ score?
Why on 12 November 2009 between 14.00 and 16.00 UTC, approximately 1500 votes were added to the ‘in’ vote and approximately 2000 votes were added to the ‘out’ vote?
What instructions were given to Museum staff regarding the poll?
What information the Museum circulated to schools and other educational institutions about the poll?
When the Museum intends to complete the poll?
What use the Museum intends to make of the poll?
How much the poll has cost?

Thank you in anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Post

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