Dear Dacorum Borough Council,

Please can you provide the total number of spoiled ballots, and the total number of ballots issued for the 2015 and 2019 local elections by ward. This information does not appear to be available on your website.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Morris

Freedom Of Information Mailbox, Dacorum Borough Council

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Dear Alex,

 

With reference to your request dated 06 June 2019 for information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our reference: DBC\FOI\6889

 

Thank you for your request.

 

In your correspondence you have requested the information set out in (1)
below and the Council’s response is set out in (2):

 

(1)   DETAILS OF REQUEST

 

Please can you provide the total number of spoiled ballots, and the total
number of ballots issued for the 2015 and 2019 local elections by ward.
This information does not appear to be available on your website.

 

(2)   RESPONSE

 

The information you request for the recent Local Government Elections is
now available on our website (see link):

[1]https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/council-...

 

In addition below is a table setting out the information you requested
with a breakdown of how the 'spoilt papers' were distributed by ward.

Ward name Aldbury Apsley Bovingdon, Chaulden Hemel Tring
Adeyfield Adeyfield and and Ashridge Bennetts Berkhamsted Berkhamsted Berkhamsted Flaunden and Boxmoor and Gadebridge Grovehill Hempstead Highfield Kings Leverstock Nash Northchurch Tring Tring West Watling Woodhall  
East West Wigginton Corner End Castle East West Chipperfield Warners Town Langley Green Mills Central East and Farm
Hall End Rural
Electorate 4117 4186 1909 7004 2122 4548 4648 4674 4727 6566 6810 6735 4142 5647 4568 4059 4032 7142 2809 2252 3964 2334 4235 4437 4590  
Number of
seats 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 2  
being
contested
Ballot
Papers 1248 1231 847 1946 980 1489 2075 1911 1801 2145 2874 2257 1132 1664 1296 1287 1419 2219 941 953 1453 1030 1781 1395 1335  
Issued
Number of
ballots
rejected                                                    
at the
count for:
   No
official 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
mark
   Voting
for more 3 8 0 4 0 1 6 9 14 1 2 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3  
candidates
   Writing
or mark by
which the 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
voter
could be
identified
   8 21 19 44 4 13 22 12 19 32 28 41 18 4 6 2 14 3 1 8 6 9 7 23 28  
Unmarked
  
Rejected 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
in part

 

Unfortunately this information relating to the 2015 election is not
available in the same formats. However I have attached a Declaration of
Results (.pdf) that provides the information you seek.

 

Further information explaining the Council’s process for responding to
information requests is available on our website at
www.dacorum.gov.uk/foi.

 

Should you have any further queries or information needs, or if you are
unhappy about the way your request has been handled, then please do not
hesitate to contact me, or the Council’s information service at:
[Dacorum Borough Council request email], quoting reference FOI 6889 please.

 

I would confirm that, pursuant to Section 50 of the FOIA, you may apply to
the Information Commissioner for a decision whether, in any specified
respect, your request for information has been dealt with in accordance
with the requirements of Part 1 of the FOIA. The Commissioner would of
course make a decision on any application unless certain circumstances
apply, one of which is that the relevant public authority’s complaints
procedure has not been exhausted. I would confirm the Information
Commissioner’s contact details are as follows:-

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

Helpline: 0303 123 1113

 

Website, with online form: www.ico.gov.uk and email for online complaint:
[email address]

 

If you need further assistance, do please contact me or the information
service, as indicated above.

 

 

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