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Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Election Pilot Schemes (21 Mar 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...State at the Home Office, Mr O' Brien, is making orders to enable the following pilot schemes to take place at this May's local elections: Scheme Amber Valley Extension of entitlement to postal vote Blackburn with Darwen Early voting Blackpool Early voting Bolton All postal ballot Broxbourne Electronic counting Chester Early voting Coventry Early voting ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Elections: Pilot Schemes (1 Feb 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...the Bill allows for applications to be submitted before the Bill receives Royal Assent. Forty-four local authorities have submitted applications to run 64 pilot schemes. Of these, 21 involve early voting, 14 involve all postal ballots, eight involve electronic voting or counting, seven involve changes to the absent vote arrangements, six involve weekend voting, four involve a mobile ballot...

Electoral Law (4 Jul 2001)

Alan Whitehead: ..., but I shall write to the hon. Gentleman and let him known whether such data are available and, if so, what conclusions might be drawn. In some areas, 30 per cent. of the electorate applied for a postal vote, and there were increases of between 5 and 10 per cent. in the number of people with a postal vote in several constituencies. That shows that we are giving the electorate what is...

Public Bill Committee: Electoral Administration Bill: New Clause 4 Extra provision for collection of postal votes (22 Nov 2005)

Eleanor Laing: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. The new clause relates to the collection of postal votes. There has been great concern since the last general election about the opportunities available for fraud in connection with postal voting. We all see the point of postal voting—not universal postal voting but postal voting in certain circumstances—as it allows people who would...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Postal Voting (6 Jun 2005)

Andrew Tyrie: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many (a) confirmed instances, (b) allegations and (c) estimates of (i) postal votes being delivered to the wrong address, (ii) postal votes being delivered that had not been applied for, (iii) postal votes not being delivered that had been applied for, (iv) postal votes not being delivered in time for them to be returned,...

Electoral System (22 Jun 2004)

Mr Andrew Bennett: It is a mistake to make a fuss about all-postal voting. The hon. Gentleman should examine postal voting in principle. Perhaps he could remind hon. Members that the Conservative Government extended postal voting to holidays and that neither the Conservative party nor the Liberal party objected when the House extended postal voting on demand to other groups. If there is a problem, it is not...

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Absent Voting (10 Feb 2014)

Gary Streeter: The Electoral Commission informs me that that the proportion of electors with postal votes in Great Britain trebled from 4% to 12% between 2001 and 2005. It now appears to have stabilised and remains at about 15% of electors. Turnout among postal electors continues to be higher than that among in-person voters. Postal votes accounted for 49% of all votes at the count at the 2012 police and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (30 Nov 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The Government has no intention of mandating postal votes for local and parish council elections. It is the Government’s position that electors should have the choice between voting in person, by proxy or through a postal vote. Furthermore, mandating postal voting in any poll would require all electors to provide ‘postal vote identifiers’ (e.g. signature and date of birth as are used...

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Slough (30 Apr 2008)

Bridget Prentice: ...system, and there have been very few proven incidents of fraud since the new measures were brought into force. They include: Electoral administrators write to everyone who has applied for a postal vote acknowledging receipt of their application and confirming the outcome—this will alert people to any applications for postal votes made falsely on their behalf. Postal vote applicants have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Elections: Slough (3 Apr 2008)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...system, and there have been very few proven incidences of fraud since the new measures were brought into force. They include: electoral administrators write to everyone who has applied for a postal vote acknowledging receipt of their application and confirming the outcome—this will alert people to any applications for postal votes made falsely on their behalf;postal vote applicants have...

Political Parties and Elections Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (17 Jun 2009)

Lord Greaves: moved Amendment No. 84: 84: After Clause 24, insert the following new Clause— "Rejected postal votes (1) Schedule 1 to the 1983 Act (parliamentary elections rules) is amended as follows. (2) After rule 31A (return of postal ballot papers) there is inserted— "Postal ballot papers not counted (1) Where a postal vote has been returned but not counted because the personal identifiers— (a)...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Border Poll) (23 Jan 1973)

Mr Merlyn Rees: I am making the point that if the Government had not decided to extend postal voting and all we had were the existing rules there could be proxy voting for the existing postal votes. It would be possible to have voting by proxy, even though the votes are postal votes. Will the same arrangements apply for the more general type of postal votes? I welcome postal votes at elections, but I found...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Postal Voting (5 Jun 2006)

Bridget Prentice: The Government do not hold this information. Estimating the number of postal votes that did not arrive at electors' addresses would require every elector with an undelivered postal vote to report this to their local authority, who would in turn have to report a figure to central Government. Estimating how many postal votes were cast fraudulently would require a full knowledge of the nature of...

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Absent Voting (25 Feb 2014)

Gary Streeter: The Commission informs me that it evaluated a number of all-postal voting pilot schemes conducted by English local authorities at local elections between 2002 and 2004, and in four European electoral regions at the June 2004 European parliamentary elections. The Commission's evaluations noted that all-postal pilots had demonstrated some success in improving voter turnout. For example, at the...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Absent Voting (6 Nov 2015)

Gary Streeter: In January 2014, the Electoral Commission published its review of electoral fraud in the UK, which followed research and wide public consultation on a number of proposals for reducing absent voting vulnerabilities, including reversing the current availability of postal voting on demand without a reason or attestation in Great Britain. While some respondents to the Commission’s consultation...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting: British Nationals Abroad (4 Nov 2019)

Chloe Smith: The Government recognises the importance of a smooth and timely process for overseas electors in regards to the 12 December General Election, and has taken steps to ensure that postal votes reach overseas electors in good time to cast their vote. The timetable for UK elections was revised in 2013 to extend the time available for postal vote packs to be printed, posted and returned. We are...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Electoral Pilots: Electronic Counting (20 May 2004)

Lord Rooker: Electronic counting can take two forms. First, where votes have been cast electronically, e.g. through the Internet or telephone, they are counted electronically automatically. The second form is the electronic counting of ballot papers. The table lists those local authorities that have piloted this latter form of electronic counting since May 2000: Year Name of Local Authority Comments...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Electoral Register (27 Apr 2009)

Francis Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of (a) postal vote applications, (b) proxy vote applications and (c) postal vote ballot papers in Northern Ireland are checked with the personal identifiers held on the elector; and which of the three personal identifiers are used to verify (i) postal vote applications, (ii) proxy vote applications and (iii) postal vote...

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Absent Voting (25 Feb 2014)

Gary Streeter: The Electoral Commission informs me that it conducts regular public opinion research following elections and has asked some specific questions on the impact of postal voting on voter participation. Following the English and Welsh local elections in 2008 the Commission's post-election research found that nearly six in 10 (58%) of those that voted by post (or 7% of all people) said that the...

Public Bill Committee: Electoral Administration Bill: Clause 43 - Marked postal voters list (17 Nov 2005)

Eleanor Laing: Clause 43 concerns the marked postal voters list. Rule 37 of the parliamentary election rules, contained in schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983, makes provision for the full electoral register to be marked at polling stations—as we discussed with the last amendment—to show whether an individual has been issued with a ballot paper. Obviously, that is done to prevent...


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