Results 781–800 of 2000 for postal vote

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Fraud (7 Jul 2008)

Bridget Prentice: ...election in 2008. Their officials have confirmed that there is only one complaint that is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police. This relates to an alleged instance of someone voting twice. They are aware of no other instances where there is any reported suspicion of an elector being deprived of their vote by the action of another person. The Government take the risk of...

Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 (25 Jun 2008)

Lord Bew: ...and that in a democratic society we should move closer to the figure that the noble Lord has thankfully given. My second point relates to the issue of how many people who have not been able to vote will now be able to do so because of the changes. Like the noble Lord, Lord Smith, I welcome the changes to the blind person's smart pass and the war disabled smart pass, although I suspect that...

Elections: Joseph Rowntree Report (25 Jun 2008)

Lord Tyler: ...I am disappointed with his Answer. Do the Government accept that the legitimacy of election results largely depends on the integrity of the electoral register? Does the Minister accept that making voting more convenient, by postal voting on demand, weekend voting and so on, is much less important and should take second place to reducing fraud? Will he undertake to replace household...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Weekend Voting (24 Jun 2008)

Michael Wills: The right to vote is the basis of our political system. Strengthening our democracy requires the removal of barriers to the exercise of that right. So the system for delivering elections must be accessible and responsive to the needs of voters. And accessibility must always go hand in hand with the security of the system: citizens need to be confident that their vote will count, and that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Church Buildings (19 Jun 2008)

Peter Viggers: I expected to be answering questions today rather than asking them, but the hon. Member for Ribble Valley (Mr. Evans), who tabled a question on postal voting has unstarred his question, which deprives several hon. Members in my party of the chance to raise the issue. May I take the opportunity of using a question relating to churches to thank the hon. Member for Middlesbrough (Sir Stuart...

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Absent Voting (19 Jun 2008)

Peter Viggers: While the Commission believes that recent legislative changes have resulted in improvements in postal ballot integrity, it maintains that further reform is necessary. Specifically, the Commission considers that individual electoral registration will provide a more secure foundation for postal voting in Great Britain. The Commission will continue to issue detailed guidance to all those...

Written Answers — Justice: Absent Voting (19 Jun 2008)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on steps to ensure that each elector who has applied for a postal vote receives it.

Written Answers — Justice: Elections (18 Jun 2008)

Bridget Prentice: The number of representations which my Department has received between 1 January 2006 to 16 June 2008 on (a) postal voting fraud and (b) voter under-registration is as follows: Subject 2006 2007 2008 Total number of representations( 1) Postal Voting Fraud 19 19 15 53 Voter Under-registration 14 0 29 43 (1) This is an approximate number of representations which...

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Fraud (18 Jun 2008)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of (a) postal vote fraud and (b) other electoral fraud were detected in (i) European elections, (ii) parliamentary elections and (iii) local elections in the UK in each of the last 30 years.

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Fraud (17 Jun 2008)

Bridget Prentice: ...have been very few proven incidences of fraud since the new measures were brought into force. They include: Clear new powers for electoral administrators to cross-check applications to register to vote against other information the council holds. New requirement for electors to provide personal identifiers (signature and date of birth) if they wish to have a postal vote. The identifiers...

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: Fraud (17 Jun 2008)

Francis Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the level of postal vote fraud.

Political Parties: Funding (16 Jun 2008)

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville: Will the strengthening of the Electoral Commission—both as to quality and powers—be reflected in a greater willingness of the Government to accept its advice, especially in the area of postal votes, where in recent years the posture of the Government would have secured the admiration of Dr Pangloss?

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Schedule 41 (12 Jun 2008)

Jane Kennedy: ...from the date on which HMRC sends a document, because that is the date it can be certain of. There can be no certainty about the date that a document was received. If an appeal is late because of postal delays, for example, the cause of the late receipt would be taken into account in considering whether there was a reasonable excuse for the lateness. If there was a reasonable excuse, the...

Local Elections (Warrington) (10 Jun 2008)

Helen Jones: ...and Croft ward there were severe problems, in that the polling station for the Newchurch area was supposed to be moved right to the end of that area, meaning a long walk down a long road for many voters. The polling station in Mee Brow, which is traditionally an area of low turnout, was to disappear altogether and people were expected to trek more than a mile up a very busy road to the...

Written Answers — Justice: Electoral Fraud (10 Jun 2008)

David Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on postal vote fraud; and what response he has made to them.

Prayers: Voting Age (Reduction) Bill (6 Jun 2008)

Kevan Jones: ...made is the one about turnout. The idea is that, if we are to engage young people in the electoral process, reducing the age to 16 would mean that they all flocked to the ballot boxes and started voting in local elections. I will refer later to the wider problem, which is not necessarily down to young people. Different sections of society are not voting. We should take certain steps to...

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Voting Methods: Standards (16 May 2008)

Helen Jones: ...ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what steps are being taken to monitor the effectiveness of the delivery of (a) poll cards and (b) postal votes in each local authority area.

Maldives: Elections (14 May 2008)

Lord Baker of Dorking: ...the Minister ensure that we have free and fair elections in this country by implementing the recommendations of the Electoral Commission and of two judges, who described the present systems for postal voting as fraudulent, worthy only of a banana republic?

Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Regulation of Loans etc.: Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (12 May 2008)

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville: ...since I recall with vividness the remarkable way in which the late great Lord Williams of Mostyn, who was once responsible for Northern Ireland affairs in your Lordships' House, turned the Bill on voting, postal votes and registration in Northern Ireland electoral matters totally around between Second Reading and Third Reading in this House, the Bill having already gone through the House...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Elections (Turnout) (8 May 2008)

David Chaytor: Is it not the case that the most effective way of increasing participation in any election is by having 100 per cent. postal voting? The hon. Gentleman will know that, after the parliamentary by-election on 22 May in Crewe and Nantwich, the next most important occasion in the electoral calendar this year will be 3 July when we hold a mayoral referendum in Bury. Will he raise with the...

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