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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government How many EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, are on the electoral register in Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency; what is the distinction between the G and K markings placed against EU citizens on the electoral register; and what are the differences in the eligibility to vote between such EU nationals and UK citizens. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL674 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The G markings placed against EU citizens on the electoral register denotes their eligibility to vote at local and Assembly elections. The K marking denotes an EU citizen who has confirmed that they intend to vote in Northern Ireland, rather than their home state, at a specific European Parliamentary election. The K designation only lasts for one year and consequently there are currently no individuals with a K marking on the Northern Ireland register.</p><p> </p><p>UK, Irish and Commonwealth citizens are eligible to register to vote in UK General Parliamentary Elections. Citizens of EU countries other than the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta (the latter of which are Commonwealth as well as EU countries) cannot vote in UK General Parliamentary Elections, although they can register to vote at local government, and Northern Ireland Assembly elections.</p><p> </p><p>The number of EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, on the electoral register are shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>EU nationals on the electoral register (other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast East</strong></p></td><td><p>1943</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast North</strong></p></td><td><p>1617</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast South</strong></p></td><td><p>2857</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast West</strong></p></td><td><p>462</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>597</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Londonderry</strong></p></td><td><p>1044</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fermanagh &amp; South Tyrone</strong></p></td><td><p>3801</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Foyle</strong></p></td><td><p>636</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Lagan Valley</strong></p></td><td><p>1330</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mid Ulster</strong></p></td><td><p>1919</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Newry &amp; Armagh</strong></p></td><td><p>3017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>1928</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North Down</strong></p></td><td><p>708</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>1233</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South Down</strong></p></td><td><p>1165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Strangford</strong></p></td><td><p>591</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Upper Bann</strong></p></td><td><p>4563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>West Tyrone</strong></p></td><td><p>1114</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>30,525</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T11:00:05.293Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T11:00:05.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
750541
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many of the proxy votes granted in Northern Ireland in the 2017 general election were applied for by (1) someone who was a close relative of the elector, and (2) a non–relative; how a close relative is defined for the purposes of the proxy vote system; and whether the Electoral Office of Northern Ireland has a computer system able to record and statistically analyse that data. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL673 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Proxy votes must be applied for by the individual themselves; it is not possible for any other person to apply on their behalf. Under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1985, a person is not entitled to vote as proxy at the same parliamentary election in any constituency on behalf of more than two electors for whom that person is not the spouse or civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild. The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland does not keep a record of the relationships between the registered voter and their successfully appointed proxy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T10:58:15.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T10:58:15.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
750543
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many people are registered to vote in more than one constituency in Northern Ireland; and, in relation to each constituency in Northern Ireland, how many people are also registered to vote in one or more other constituency. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL675 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The total number of registered electors in Northern Ireland registered to vote in more than one constituency is 23.</p><p> </p><p>The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland holds data in relation to each constituency on how many people are also registered to vote in another constituency. In some constituencies this applies to fewer than five people. A full answer would risk the identification of individuals and is therefore not provided.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T10:56:20.417Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T10:56:20.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
730968
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many proxy vote applications there were in each Northern Ireland constituency for the general elections in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, and (3) 2017; and whether they intend to investigate possible electoral fraud in relation to proxy voting in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The administration of proxy voting is an operational matter for the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland. All evidence received by the Chief Electoral Officer regarding possible electoral fraud is passed to the PSNI for investigation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The following table has been provided by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland and contains the number of proxy vote applications in each constituency in Northern Ireland for the Parliamentary general elections in 2010, 2015 and 2017:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Constituency </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast East</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast North</p></td><td><p>91</p></td><td><p>177</p></td><td><p>739</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast South</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>318</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast West</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>168</p></td><td><p>1026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Antrim</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>353</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Londonderry</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fermanagh &amp; South Tyrone</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>1454</p></td><td><p>1707</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foyle</p></td><td><p>159</p></td><td><p>339</p></td><td><p>1282</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lagan Valley</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>230</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mid Ulster</p></td><td><p>213</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>1127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newry &amp; Armagh</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td><p>1304</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Antrim</p></td><td><p>71</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>507</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Down</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Antrim</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>285</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Down</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>564</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Strangford</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>197</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Upper Bann</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>322</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Tyrone</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>505</p></td><td><p>914</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2109</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5432</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11707</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T11:44:28.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T11:44:28.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
750540
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many proxy votes were (1) applied for, and (2) granted, in each Northern Ireland constituency in (a) the 2015 general election, (b) the 2017 general election, (c) the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election, and (d) the 2017 Northern Ireland Assembly election. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL672 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland does not have a readily accessible record of the number of proxy votes applied for the 2015 Parliamentary election, or the Northern Ireland Assembly elections in 2016 and 2017. It would not be possible to provide the information for the number of proxy votes applied for at any election, other than the 2017 UK Parliamentary General Election, other than at disproportionate cost. The number of proxy votes granted in each of the elections requested are set out below.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T11:01:13.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T11:01:13.817Z
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unstar this property file name HL672 - Table.docx more like this
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2479
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of the rise in the number of proxy votes being applied for in recent elections in Northern Ireland; and what action they are taking to ensure fraud is detected and avoided. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL126 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The administration of proxy voting is an operational matter for the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland who will conduct a routine post-election review of all administrative procedures. The Electoral Commission will also report on the administration of the election in due course. The Government will consider any recommendations about dealing with fraud from the Chief Electoral Officer and the Electoral Commission carefully.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:10:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:10:55.627Z
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732068
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland following the two elections held in Northern Ireland this year. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL121 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland successfully administered two unscheduled elections during 2017. The Electoral Commission’s research with voters and campaigners found high levels of confidence that the Northern Ireland Assembly election held on 2 March 2017 was well-run.</p><p>The progress on the consultation on the future delivery of electoral services in Northern Ireland was unavoidably delayed owing to the need for the Electoral Office to focus on delivering the elections that have been held since the consultation closed in January, as well as the purdah periods which have also accompanied those elections. The Government and the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland will continue to reflect upon the most appropriate point to issue a joint response to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL122 more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:09:39.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:09:39.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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732071
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for voter intimidation posed by the presence of party workers at the entrance to polling stations in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL124 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not received any recent representations on the issue of party workers outside polling stations. However, the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland will conduct a routine post-election review of all administrative procedures and the Electoral Commission will also report on the administration of the election in due course. The Government will consider any recommendations arising from the Chief Electoral Officer and the Electoral Commission carefully.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL123 more like this
HL125 more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:13:04.577Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:13:04.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to bringing forward legislation to prevent party workers distributing election material from standing immediately outside access point to polling stations in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not received any recent representations on the issue of party workers outside polling stations. However, the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland will conduct a routine post-election review of all administrative procedures and the Electoral Commission will also report on the administration of the election in due course. The Government will consider any recommendations arising from the Chief Electoral Officer and the Electoral Commission carefully.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL124 more like this
HL125 more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:13:04.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:13:04.497Z
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750544
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what methods are used by the Electoral Office in Northern Ireland to ascertain (1) whether someone applying for a proxy vote is a close relation of the voter, and (2) the validity of proxy vote applications. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL676 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Any individual wishing to appoint a proxy to vote in their place must complete an application form providing all the personal details given at registration, including their national insurance number and signature, which are checked against the register. Only those applications passing scrutiny are accepted.</p><p> </p><p>Voters are required to state the nature of their relationship to the individual they are nominating as their proxy and all forms contain the warning that making a false statement is a criminal offense. Written confirmation of successful applications is sent to both the applicant and the registered proxy at their registered addresses.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T10:58:55.51Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T10:58:55.51Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this