Validation of EU Referendum Postal Votes for Broxtowe Borough Council

Adam George-Wood made this Freedom of Information request to Broxtowe Borough Council

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Dear Broxtowe Borough Council,

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 Broxtowe 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 requested information in electronic format, preferably as a device-independent plain text document.

Yours faithfully,
Adam George-Wood

foi, Broxtowe Borough Council

Dear Adam,

Thank you for your request for information. I am currently making enquiries and will respond to you as soon as possible, but in any event not later than 4 November 2016.

Please contact me if I can be of any further assistance in the meantime.

Yours sincerely

Arron
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Arron Beckworth Ext 3592
Scrutiny/Democratic Services Assistant

Broxtowe Borough Council
Legal and Planning Services
Council Offices, Foster Avenue
Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1AB
Tel: 0115 9177777
Fax: 0115 9173131
www.broxtowe.gov.uk

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foi, Broxtowe Borough Council

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Dear Adam,

Please be advised that the role of the Electoral Registration Officer and Local Counting Officer are separate from that of the Chief Executive of the local authority and the responsibilities and duties associated with the former roles are personal to the postholder and are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. However, the Council has decided to release the information requested in the interests of transparency.

I hope that this answers your enquiry. However, please contact me if I can be of any further help.

Regards

Arron
_____________________________________________________________________
Arron Beckworth Ext 3592
Scrutiny/Democratic Services Assistant

Broxtowe Borough Council
Legal and Planning Services
Council Offices, Foster Avenue
Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1AB
Tel: 0115 9177777
Fax: 0115 9173131
www.broxtowe.gov.uk

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