Elections

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the operation of the arrangements under section 46 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 for Returning Officers to correct mistakes made in the counting process after a result has been declared; and how many instances there have been of such corrections being made by Returning Officers since the Act came into force.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Decisions made under section 46 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 are not reported to be collated centrally. The Government is not aware of any significant issues or abuse relating to section 46. The Government will continue to keep this matter under review.

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