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Results 181–200 of 2000 for postal vote

Public Bill Committee: Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (20 Oct 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...Friend the Member for Bassetlaw. We should not abandon the idea of a threshold just because it might be more difficult for some people to attend a polling station or another building to register a vote. We all want to ensure that as many people as possible are engaged in the neighbourhood planning process and, indeed, in voting more generally—but I will stick to neighbourhood plans, to...

Electoral Fraud - Question (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, is not the real problem with electoral fraud based on postal voting on demand? Should we not get rid of that? That would sort out much of the electoral fraud.

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...—there are perhaps two really critical matters. The first is: what needs to be regulated? I defined that as electoral campaigning— that is, “activity focused on influencing the choice of the voting public at an election”. I do not think that that regulation should cover advocacy of an issue that an organisation may carry out on a day-to-day basis—what I describe in the review as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Law Reform (7 Sep 2016)

Eric Pickles: that they have given in the compilation of my report. Is my hon. Friend alarmed by the fact that it is harder to take out a library card or collect a parcel from the post office than it is to vote or obtain a postal vote in our trust-based system? That places our ballot boxes at a peculiar risk. When will the Government respond?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: British Nationals Abroad: Electoral Register (19 Jul 2016)

Chris Skidmore: In the last Parliament, the Government amended legislation to make it easier for overseas electors and Armed Forces personnel to vote by post at elections and referendums in the UK. The electoral timetable was lengthened and the restriction on issuing postal votes ahead of the postal vote application deadline removed. We continue to keep under review the practical operation of the postal...

EU Referendum: UK Steel Industry — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (13 Jul 2016)

Marion Fellows: ...that there is a serious plan in Scotland and the First Minister is working tirelessly with her Cabinet and with Scottish officials to speak to European partners because, as we all know, Scotland voted to stay in and we want to be in Europe—we are European to our very core. I want to completely refute what has been said about the Aberdeen western peripheral route. I can inform the Chamber...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (27 Jun 2016)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether any non-UK EU nationals were sent postal votes in error for the upcoming EU referendum.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Electoral Offices: Proposed Closure (20 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: ...electoral services. I am deeply concerned by the thought that we could lose our franchise in rural constituencies. If anybody thinks for a minute that this move will make it easier for people to vote, they are very misguided. Points have been made about electoral ID clinics, schools outreach and postal and proxy votes. I will mention two groups that have not been mentioned. First, we...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (14 Jun 2016)

John Penrose: ...issued a statement setting out the actions that have been taken to address an issue with elections software used by a number of local authorities in England and Wales. They will ensure that any postal votes which have been issued to electors who are not eligible to vote in the referendum will be cancelled and none of these electors will be shown as eligable on the electoral register to be...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (14 Jun 2016)

John Penrose: issue with elections software used by a number of local authorities in England and Wales that meant that some non-eligible EU citizens had mistakenly received poll cards and, in some instances, postal votes. The Commission explains that the software provider has resolved the issue and none of the affected electors will be shown as eligible on the electoral registers to be used at...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (13 Jun 2016)

Royston Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that postal votes and ballot papers are sent only to eligible voters for the forthcoming EU referendum.

European Union Referendum (Voter Registration) Regulations 2016 - Motion to Approve (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: many of the points that have been raised as I can. If I fail to address all of them, I will obviously write to noble Lords. The noble Lord, Lord Maxton, asked about extending the date for postal votes. I am told that to do so would compromise the timing of returning such votes. I am extremely grateful to my noble friend Lord Trefgarne for what he said about the scrutiny of this SI. We...

Economy and Finance - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...document from the other side. All the alternatives to membership that have significant access to the single market would require the UK to implement its rules, but the UK would no longer have a vote on those rules. No country has been able to negotiate a better deal than the alternatives considered in this analysis, and it would not be in the EU’s interest to agree such a deal for the...

Business of the House: EU Referendum: Voter Registration (9 Jun 2016)

Kevan Jones: If the hon. Gentleman remembers, we have actually done that already. In 2004, the Labour Government did a trial of all postal voting, e-voting and other things. It was commended by the Electoral Commission. It was his party and others who argued that fraud could be endemic, and that was why the trial was not taken any further.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ballot Papers (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: Ballot papers for any given poll have a consistent appearance in order to reduce the risk of completed votes being identifiable as having been submitted by a particular voter or voters when they are verified and counted. That could happen if, for example, coloured ballot papers were used for postal voting (but not voting in person) and there was low use of them. Different coloured ballot...

EU Referendum: Voter Registration - Statement (8 Jun 2016)

Lord Tyler: My Lords, I am not going to go back to the memories of 27 October. Perhaps the noble Baroness might remind some of her colleagues who failed to vote for my Motion that night. Obviously, what happened last night was damaging, and particularly for young people who for the first time were hoping to register to vote. Can the Minister confirm that, as of midnight last night, we were all well...

Voter Registration (8 Jun 2016)

Gloria De Piero: Last night, tens of thousands of people trying to exercise their democratic right to register to vote were told, “The computer says no.” I welcome the announcement today that people should continue to register to vote and that their applications will be valid. However, we are no clearer about exactly how the Government plan to make this happen and what the new deadline for registration...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (8 Jun 2016)

Greg Knight: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to allow postal voting ballot papers to be counted separately in order to more easily detect fraud.

Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 - Motion to Approve (6 Jun 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...process, local data matching or documentary evidence, who have to provide an attestation to verify their identity. This change will result in more eligible applicants becoming registered to vote. In addition, the regulations make a number of minor amendments. Regulation 9 corrects an error in an existing regulation concerning the requirement to provide fresh signatures following rejection...

European Union Referendum: Young Voters - Question for Short Debate (26 May 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ..., Lord Roberts, on securing this debate. I, like so many other Lords, wholeheartedly applaud the work that he and Bite the Ballot, of which he is president, have done and are doing to encourage voter registration. I am also grateful to all of your Lordships who have taken time to attend and contribute to this important debate. I start by taking a step back. As the noble Lord said, to vote...

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