FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

31 December 2019

I would like to make an FOI request for voter data from the 12th December 2019 General Election. Specifically, I would like the following info:

 

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?

- how many postal votes were received?

- how many votes were marked as invalid?

- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just including the top 3 parties is fine.



East Herts Council Response

02 January 2020

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

03 January 2020

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information.

 

From your communication I understand that part of  your request is as follows:

- how many postal votes were received?

 

Unfortunately, I cannot identify the information you have requested from the details you have provided.

To help me meet your request could you please clarify the foillowing details.

Please can we have clarification on this question. Is this how many completed postal vote packs were returned to Electoral Services in time to be counted?

You request cannot be processed until this information has been received.

 

Further information explaining the Council"s process for responding to information requests is available in our reception or on our website.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

It is important that you include the FOI reference number in the subject line of all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

 



Customer

03 January 2020

Hi

Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I"m asking postal vote packs were returned to Electoral Services in time to be counted?

 



East Herts Council Response

09 January 2020

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?

14,246

 

- how many postal votes were received?

12142 postal votes for Hertford and Stortford were received.

 

- how many votes were marked as invalid?

The declaration of results is available on our website and shows the number of rejected ballot papers under each category. Please see https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/elections-voting/general-election-2019/general-election-results-hertford-stortford-constituency-12-december-2019

 

 

- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just including the top 3 parties is fine.

Postal ballot papers are mixed with ballot papers from polling stations and then counted so we are unable to provide this information.

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.