Validation of EU Referendum Postal Votes for London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

J. E. Ford made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Dear Sir,
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 London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 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

J. E. Ford

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 2327633

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 10 October
2016 concerning the voting area known as London Borough of Barking and
Dagenham in respect of postal voting in the EU Referendum held on 23rd
June 2016

  
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Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

I would appreciate your response. It is long overdue.

Yours sincerely,

J. E. Ford