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FOI 12547

Overseas Voting in the EU Referendum

Request


This FOIA request concerns steps Counting Officers are taking to ensure that UK voters registered in the district may receive and return overseas postal ballots in advance of the EU Referendum Count (23.06.2016).
Please email the information in electronic format (MS Excel/Word/PDF) to
orchardnews@journalist.com.

Please provide the number of UK voters registered in your district as due to be issued with a Referendum postal ballot pack, sent to an overseas EU postal address, by separate totals in each of the 27 EU Member States (including Malta and Cyprus).
Please provide the total number of UK voters registered in your district as due to be issued with a Referendum postal ballot pack to an overseas Commonwealth and British territory, by separate totals in each named territory (excluding Malta and Cyprus).
Please provide the estimated or known cost/s for arranging an international business response licence with Royal Mail to cover for the first despatch (23-27.05.2016) and return of overseas postal ballot packs to overseas UK voters registered in your district.

As the registration process is ongoing, numbers should relate to completion totals for the first despatch (23-27.05.2016). I request the above information by 06.06.2016.

Response

The estimated cost of arranging an international business licence is as follows:
Licence access fee £612.00
Creation fee £76.55
Response licence £15.60
Sweep £557.00
Price per return item £0.43p

France 35
Portugal 3
USA 7
Spain 20
Ireland 3
Singapore 3
New Zealand 1
Germany 5
Netherlands 3
Malta 1
Austria 1
Australia 6
Belgium 1
UAE 2
Switzerland 2
Finland 1
Luxembourg 1
Denmark 1
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