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Validation of EU Referendum Postal Votes for Horsham

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Dear Horsham District 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 Horsham 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;

Could you please provide the following in electronic format, preferably as a device-independent a plain text document.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Glyn Davies

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Request for Information

Thank you for your request.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act and will be answered within twenty working days. If you
have any queries about this request please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Nathalie Sabatelli
Information Governance Officer.

FOI, Horsham District Council

FOI 900

 

Dear Mr Davies

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Response

 

Further to our acknowledgement we can now respond to your request for
information dated 07/10/2016 asking about Validation of EU Referendum
Postal Votes for Horsham.

 

As you know we have dealt with your request in accordance with ‘your right
to know’ under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA),
which entitles you to be provided with a copy of any information ‘held’ by
a public authority, unless an appropriate exemption applies.

 

In your email of 07/10/2016 you asked the following questions, responses
are in blue text:

 

Could you please provide the following information for the voting area
known as Horsham 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; 971

        b) The number of overseas voters who have permanent postal vote
set up; 512

        c) The number of overseas voters who registered a postal vote
specifically for the above referendum; Information not held

        d) The number of overseas voters who have a periodic postal vote
set up, that entitled them to vote in the above named referendum;
Information not held

        e) The number of overseas voters who had named a proxy to vote on
their behalf in the above named referendum; Information not held but 153
currently have proxies appointed,

 

Number of votes issued and returned:

        a) The TOTAL number of postal votes issued; 21395

        b The TOTAL number of postal votes returned; 19861

        c) The TOTAL number of postal votes rejected; 227

        d) The number of OVERSEAS postal votes issued; 578 to overseas
addresses not necessarily all registered as overseas electors

        e) The number of OVERSEAS postal votes returned; Information not
held

        f) The number of OVERSEAS postal votes rejected; Information not
held

 

If you wish to re-use the information supplied for any purpose other than
personal or non-commercial use you will need to make a written application
to the relevant department of the Council or author of the material
concerned.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to request a review of
our decision or make a complaint about how your request has been handled
you should write to Mr Paul Cummins, Head of Legal & Democratic Services,
Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RL or by email to
[1][Horsham District Council request email]

 

Your request for internal review should be submitted to us within 40
working days of by receipt by you of this response.  Any such request
received after this time will be considered at the discretion of the Head
of Legal & Democratic Services.

 

If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have the right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.  Further details of this process are available on the
ICO website at [2]www.ICO.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Email:  [3][Horsham District Council request email] [6]HDC
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