Validation of EU Referendum Postal Votes for Harrow

antonia savvides made this Freedom of Information request to Harrow Borough Council

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Dear Harrow Borough Council,
Dear Sir/Madam,
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 following in electronic format, preferably as a device-independent a plain text document.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Antonia Savvides

Anna Batoryk,

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Information request
Our reference: 2892195

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Dear Ms. Sawides
 
Thank you for your information request. We will forward it to the
relevant department who will contact you shortly.
 
Information Management Team
Harrow Council
Civic Centre, Civic 1
3rd Floor, West WIng
Station Road
Harrow
HA1 2XF
[Harrow Borough Council request email]

Anna Batoryk,

Information request
Our reference: 2892195

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Dear Ms. Savvides
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 9 October
2016.

The Counting Officer and Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) is not
subject to the provision of the Freedom of Information Act and therefore
there is no requirement to disclose the requested information.  Guidance
provided by the Electoral Commission indicates that where possible the
requested information should be disclosed provided this information is
already in the public domain or the information request does not include
personal data.

The information dates back to 23 June 2016 and involves extensive research
for which charges cannot be levied. However, to be helpful we will review
the request and where possible provide responses but not within the
Freedom of Information Act’s 20-day deadline.

Kind regards
 
 
Anna Batoryk
FOI Officer - Business Support
Resources
[email address]

Anna Batoryk,

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Dear Ms. Savvides
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 9 October 2016; and
your continued patience whilst you were waiting for this non-FOI response.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Kind regards
 
 
Anna Batoryk
FOI Officer - Business Support
Resources
[email address]