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Results 141–160 of 2000 for postal vote

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (15 Sep 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward proposals to allow people to register for a postal vote online.

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Masterton: ...mentioned the targeting of the homes of Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and others. I think I am right in saying that the addresses of candidates in elections to the Scottish Parliament do not appear on postal votes or on the ballot paper, and I wonder whether we should consider introducing the same arrangement for elections to this place.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Elections: Fraud (6 Sep 2017)

the Earl of Courtown: Voting more than once at a General Election is a crime which carries an unlimited financial penalty. Any evidence of an individual who is suspected to have voted twice at the General Election should be reported to the Police for investigation. In addition, the presiding officer at a polling station may ask any elector if they have already voted, and may withhold a ballot paper from an elector...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: *No heading* (6 Sep 2017)

Lord Rennard: Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the form of identification accompanying a postal vote should be amended to also require signed confirmation (1) that the ballot paper has been completed only by the person entitled to do so, (2) that this has been done, together with the sealing of the ballot paper in the envelope provided, in conditions of...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Ballot Papers (5 Sep 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission collected data from Returning Officers for all UK constituencies following the UK Parliamentary general elections in 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2015. The numbers of postal votes rejected by Returning Officers were as follows: Year Postal ballots issued Postal ballots returned Postal ballots rejected Postal ballots rejected (% of those returned) 2001 1,758,055...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Emergency Proxy Voting (20 Jul 2017)

Luke Pollard: Rules and procedures on proxies, emergency proxies and postal votes are good only if they are followed. What action is the Electoral Commission taking to address the shambolic handling of the general election in Plymouth, which resulted in 1,500 postal votes not being sent out, and 6,500 votes not being included in the declaration on the evening of the count?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Electoral Register: Armed Forces (19 Jul 2017)

Earl Howe: ...to the 2017 General Election) there were 9,200. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not hold information to indicate the numbers or percentage of these personnel who were registered to vote or who actually voted. With regard to postal votes, the MOD does not hold data which would give an accurate analysis of the number of ballot papers submitted by Service personnel, as the voter...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

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.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Electoral Register (17 Jul 2017)

Bridget Phillipson: ...Commission collected data from Returning Officers for all UK constituencies following the UK Parliamentary General Election on 7 May 2015. The data shows that an estimated 12,803 people tried to vote on polling day and were unregistered. This number is based on data from 418 constituencies, as not all Returning Officers provided data and of those that did, some of the data provided was...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Absent Voting (17 Jul 2017)

John Mann: To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many postal votes were discounted because the signature or date of birth was not accepted by returning officers in each constituency in the (a) 2015 and (b) 2017 General Election.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: *No heading* (12 Jul 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: The Government notes the recommendations in WebRoots Democracy report. The Government is committed to building a modern democracy that works for everyone. All voters have the right to vote independently and in secret. To assist blind and visually impaired voters, Returning Officers must ensure each polling station is equipped with a tactile voting device which fixes over the ballot paper and...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Democratic Engagement (5 Jul 2017)

Paul Farrelly: In terms of democratic engagement, we had unprecedented problems in Newcastle-under-Lyme during the general election with late and missing postal votes, and with people being turned away from polling stations over registration issues. I have written to the First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office about that, an investigation is under way, and I will apply for an...

Business of the House (29 Jun 2017)

Philip Davies: May we have a debate on the need to restrict postal voting? Not only has it helped people vote more than once in elections, but in certain parts of Bradford it has been known to be abused for a considerable time, and I might add that it has effectively deprived many women of the vote in those communities. [Interruption.] These people who speak up for women’s rights are very happy to be...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Polling Stations: British Nationals Abroad (29 Jun 2017)

Chris Skidmore: The Government has no plans to establish polling stations in other countries in the foreseeable future. However, the Government previously took action to make postal voting a more feasible option for overseas voters by lengthening the electoral timetable and removing the restriction on issuing postal votes ahead of the postal vote application deadline. Overseas voters can also appoint a proxy...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Election 2017 (27 Jun 2017)

Royston Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of postal votes were defined as spoiled ballots in the General Election 2017.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting: Fraud (27 Jun 2017)

John Mann: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many prosecutions there have been for electoral fraud relating to postal votes in each of the last five years; and to which parliamentary constituencies such prosecutions related.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cryptography: Social Media (27 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: ...bring forward regulations, on which we have already held a targeted consultation with relevant bodies. These regulations will set out the obligations which can be imposed on telecommunications and postal operators. As with all secondary legislation subject to the affirmative resolution procedure, these regulations will be subject to debate and a vote in both Houses of Parliament before...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Elections (17 May 2017)

Kevin Stewart: The Electoral Commission already runs information campaigns to inform voters about how to cast their vote. In particular, before any election, a leaflet is delivered to every household that gives people detailed guidance on how to cast their vote at that particular poll. In addition, an explanation of how to vote is sent out with every postal ballot pack, and large-print explanatory notices...

General Election: Voting Rights - Question (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: My Lords, the Government will recall that in the referendum campaign a number of voters living abroad did not receive their postal vote in time to vote. There was much discontent over that. Can the Government make sure that on this occasion, those who wish to vote while living abroad and who are registered are provided with the opportunity to vote in good time?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Points of Order (25 Apr 2017)

Sue Hayman: ...in the case of a Member writing to another Member’s constituents as part of an election campaign. The hon. Member for Copeland (Trudy Harrison) has written, as a Member of Parliament, to postal voters in my constituency on Conservative-branded paper ahead of the Cumbria County Council elections asking them to vote for the Conservative candidates. I know of postal voters in her own...


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