European Parliament: Elections

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 9 July 2019.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what changes were introduced in postal and proxy voting procedures for the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections compared to previous (a) European or (b) General Elections.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

No changes were put in place for proxy voting for the 2019 European Parliamentary elections.

For postal voting, it was identified that using the International Business Response Licence process could assist the return of postal votes from overseas. This was used at the 2019 European Parliamentary elections, as it had been in national polls since 2016, but not at the previous European Parliamentary elections in 2014.

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