Results 101–120 of 900 for postal vote

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ballot Papers (11 Jun 2018)

Chloe Smith: The Government has improved the design and accessibility of ballot papers and forms at elections and referendums. This involved public user-testing of the revised voting forms, including the ballot paper, poll cards and postal voting statements. The work took into account the findings in the Electoral Commission’s “Making your mark” report and made improvements to forms which voters use...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (8 Jun 2018)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government took to encourage people unable to vote in person to apply for a postal vote for the 2018 local government elections.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (8 Jun 2018)

Chloe Smith: Electoral law is clear that a person must be included in the register of electors for a poll in order to be entitled to vote at that poll. The Government recognises that it is possible for postal ballot papers to be issued to a postal voter who may subsequently be removed from the register to be used at the poll. The Electoral Commission has issued guidance explaining that postal ballot...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (7 Jun 2018)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of all-postal voting in local elections.

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...Ireland. By and large, that has worked pretty well. Before the Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Act 2002, the head of household was required to register all residents who were eligible to vote. The 2002 Act changed the registration procedure, introducing individual electoral registration and requiring eligible voters to provide the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (22 May 2018)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much it cost to deliver the local government election postal voting pilots in each local authority area where the scheme was introduced.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (22 May 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...that electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level and is taking steps to ensure our elections are even more secure. At the 2018 local elections a number of local authorities volunteered to conduct Voter ID pilots to ensure that voters provided a form of identification before voting. The Electoral Commission will produce its own reports on the 2018 polls and will collate information on...

Local Elections: Voter ID - Statement (24 Apr 2018)

Lord Tyler: ...know by the summer whether the Government were correct in their assessment or whether those concerns were legitimate. Meanwhile, what exactly are the new safeguards to prevent electoral fraud in postal and proxy voting that are being tested in the three pilot areas referred to by the Minister in the Commons yesterday? The Minister also assured my Liberal Democrat colleague there that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Voter ID Pilots (23 Apr 2018)

David Drew: Will the Minister apply the same criteria to postal voters and postal voting?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting: Pilot Schemes (18 Apr 2018)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the local statutory orders for the proxy and postal voting pilots in Peterborough, Slough and Tower Hamlets.

Business of the House (29 Mar 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business. Yet again, it is only for a week and a day. I also thank her for the list of ministerial responsibilities—it is in a Vote Office near you. The Leader of the House announced the business after the Easter recess: it is just general debates. Can we have a debate on racism, particularly in light of the leaflet by Havering...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Fraud (28 Mar 2018)

Chloe Smith: ...is unacceptable at any level, and vulnerabilities cannot be allowed to continue to undermine the integrity of our democracy, so the Cabinet Office is working with five local authorities to pilot voter identification and with three others to pilot measures to improve the integrity of the postal and proxy vote processes.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Proof of Identity (27 Mar 2018)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how his Department plans to evaluate the postal vote pilots; what indicators will be used to measure the success of those pilots; what methods will be used to collect the information relating to those pilots; who will be responsible for implementing the evaluation plan; and how and when the results of that evaluation will be shared.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of postal votes issued in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, for each general election from 2010 to 2017; and what were the comparative (a) percentages of the total poll in each of the four UK electoral areas, and (b) percentage increases in each region, at each general election.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Elections: Dementia (12 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many votes cast (a) in person, (b) by proxy and (c) by postal vote were declared void due to the voter being judged to suffer from dementia in each of the last four general elections.

Scottish Parliament: Electronic and Internet Voting (7 Mar 2018)

Stewart Stevenson: I start by drawing attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests—particularly my membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, which is promoting e-voting, and my membership of the Association for Computing Machinery, which is leading a debate on the subject in the USA, in particular. A professor of computer science at Stanford University, David Dill, who is...

National Democracy Week — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

Chris Skidmore: ...week beginning 2 July as National Democracy Week because it will mark the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928, which gave women a truly equal right to vote. As the Minister will be aware, although we recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the right for women to vote being won by the suffrage movement, that right applied only to women over...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (26 Feb 2018)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which local authorities are taking part in the postal vote pilots for the local government elections in May 2018; and what specific measures are to be piloted in each such local authority area.

Overseas Electors Bill (23 Feb 2018)

Cat Smith: ...are. My hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Paul Farrelly) described the issues on polling day as “a shambles”. Significant issues also occurred in Plymouth, with hundreds of voters unable to cast their votes in the June general election. An independent investigation found that 35,000 postal vote holders had received two polling cards—a postal vote polling card and a...


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