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Validation of EU Referendum Postal Votes for Lagan Valley

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Dear Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland,

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 Lagan Valley 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 Rea

info, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

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McGrattan, Claire, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

Thank you for your information request. Your request was received on 10 October and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A reply will be issued to you by 7 November.
 
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will notify you before proceeding with your request.
 
If you have any queries please contact me.
 
Regards,

Helpline Officer
Electoral Office for NI
2nd Floor, St Anne's House
15 Church Street
Belfast BT1 1ER

Tel: 0800 4320 712
Email: [Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland request email]
Web: www.eoni.org.uk
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McGrattan, Claire, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

Thank you for your email.

 

Please see below response to your queries.

 

Regards,

 

Claire McGrattan

Information Officer

Electoral Office for NI

2nd Floor, St Anne's House

15 Church Street

Belfast BT1 1ER

 

Tel: 028 9044 6666

Email: [email address]

Web: www.eoni.org.uk

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