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Results 1–20 of 800 for postal vote

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Examination of Witness (23 Jun 2020)

...version of the register. You may well see drop-offs from the register because your processing-through information has been returned to registration officers as part of poll cards going out, postal votes for deceased electors being returned, and other such issues. One of the huge things with regards to the 1 December register is that it is not the most accurate and complete register—any...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ballot Papers: Visual Impairment (9 Jun 2020)

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...

Electoral Reform (8 Jun 2020)

Chloe Smith: ...issues in this Adjournment debate. I will take the time available to me to address as many of the issues she raised as I can. She clearly spent most of her time focusing on the method of counting votes in the first-past-the-post system, so that is what I will focus on in my remarks. If I may, I will just set the scene with a few additional things that we are also focusing on in this...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill (3 Jun 2020)

Sarah Boyack: ...debated amendments from Colin Smyth and the minister. As others have said, the current system does not enable people who are blind or partially sighted to be completely independent in casting their vote, and that is not good enough. Even though voters with visual impairments are now allowed to use their phones in the polling booth—not to take a picture but to ensure that they know what...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Poland: Elections (5 May 2020)

Baroness Sugg: On 3 April, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued guidance to all missions in the United Kingdom setting out our expectation that countries intending to conduct Out of Country Voting should enable citizens to vote in a way compatible with current social distancing guidelines, for instance through postal voting or in-country representatives. The Polish parliament is currently...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Standing Orders (31 Mar 2020)

Catherine Kelly: ...to social distancing and introducing remote working practices. Finding different ways of working is imperative if we are to delay the spread of this deadly virus. The motion will enable MLAs to vote by proxy and Committee business to be conducted remotely by video or audio link. That is not just about protecting the lives of MLAs or the people who support their role, although that is...

Coronavirus Bill: Elections and referendums due to be held in England in period after 15 March 2020 (23 Mar 2020)

...not apply, and is treated as never having applied, in relation to any act or omission in connection with the poll. (4) In determining for the purpose of this section whether a poll has been held, postal votes are to be ignored. (5) This section does not affect the application of section 39 or 63 of the 1983 Act in relation to a poll the date for which is determined by virtue of section 58...

Coronavirus Bill: Elections due to be held in Wales in period after 15 March 2020 (23 Mar 2020)

...not apply, and is treated as never having applied, in relation to any act or omission in connection with the poll. (4) In determining for the purpose of this section whether a poll has been held, postal votes are to be ignored. (5) This section does not affect the application of section 39 or 63 of the 1983 Act in relation to a poll the date for which is determined by virtue of section 63...

Coronavirus (11 Mar 2020)

Matthew Hancock: ...police and crime commissioners—that are happening in early May. That is not part of the proposal, and local authorities should plan as normal for those elections. If people think they may need a postal vote—they may want to have a postal vote just in case—I would always advise them to get a postal vote. I am very happy for that message to go out loud and clear.

Schoolchildren: Dyslexia and Neurodiverse Conditions - Question for Short Debate (4 Mar 2020)

Lord Mann: ...they could not read. My own grandfather could read but he could not write because he was left-handed and he was not allowed to write. He never wrote a thing. I do not know how he filled in his postal vote form or wrote out cheques because he never signed his own name. The problem is intergenerational. When thinking about the success or not of the 2014 changes, let us not kid ourselves that...

Cabinet Office: Voter Identification: Voting Fraud (27 Feb 2020)

Chloe Smith: The Government are committed to introducing voter ID, as well as extra postal and proxy voting measures, to reduce the potential for electoral fraud in order to give the public greater confidence that our elections are secure. Evaluation by the Electoral Commission and the Cabinet Office of the pilots we ran shows that they were a success, and that public confidence in the electoral system...

Referendums - Question (12 Feb 2020)

Earl Howe: ...determined to protect the integrity of our democracy and our elections. As I have said, we are doing that by addressing in particular the mechanisms for electoral fraud through the introduction of voter ID and by banning postal vote harvesting. We have already announced a range of measures to strengthen and protect our democratic processes. These include commitments to launch a...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill: Stage 1 (6 Feb 2020)

Neil Findlay: ...people can participate and that the elections are fair, people have confidence in them and they are seen to be fair. If we look at how different electoral systems work and how different methods of voting deliver results—or sometimes do not—and all the nuts and bolts of elections, we see that it is an area of huge importance, with significant consequences for our country and our people....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Elections: Armed Forces (5 Feb 2020)

Chloe Smith: Members of the armed forces serving abroad, or away from home in the UK, can vote with a postal vote or by proxy or in person if they are in their constituency on polling day. Data that segments voters into categories of profession or other demographics is not collected as this could impact the secrecy of the ballot. In any event many armed forces personnel will have registered as ordinary...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Elections: Armed Forces (5 Feb 2020)

Chloe Smith: Members of the armed forces serving abroad, or away from home in the UK, can vote with a postal vote or by proxy or in person if they are in their constituency on polling day. We work with the British Forces Post Office to ensure that mail specifically for service personnel, sent to forces post office addresses, is delivered as quickly as possible. We also work Royal Mail on overseas...

Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)

Steven Bonnar: ...to thank all those who put their cross in the box of myself and the SNP. I will do my best, every day, to repay that trust. I also wish to take this opportunity to assure those who did not vote for me: I will work tirelessly to represent your interests, wherever they may lie, for as long as I am in this place. I will do so with the same vigour and determination that I always have since my...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Kingston Hospital (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Lexden: Her Majesty's Government how many postal votes were submitted by members of the armed forces abroad at (1) the 2016 EU referendum, and (2) the 2017 general election.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (8 Jan 2020)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...the new Prime Minister calling an election, I recall hearing on a Saturday night that the Liberal Democrats and the SNP were going to offer him a Bill to call an election days after he had lost a vote under the Act. I thought, “What nonsense”, and then I heard that the leader of the Opposition was also going to back the Bill. The rest is history, and the only winners have been the...

Electoral Practices (19 Dec 2019)

Chloe Smith: I thank my hon. Friend for sharpening the point about voting twice. There are a couple of things to which I was going to come later. First, I reassure my hon. Friend with regard to something we are doing that goes by the name of canvass reform. We are getting deep into the technicalities of how elections run, but everyone in this place values this. I ask my hon. Friend to take a look at...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill: Stage 1 (28 Nov 2019)

Michael Russell: ..., our approach is one that is founded on clear reason. There is a practical concern, which some have articulated, regarding the difficulty of having large numbers of prisoners registering to vote at a specific prison, but that worry is not based on fact. The bill is clear that voting will occur by postal or proxy vote only and that prisoners will ordinarily, and virtually universally, be...


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