167,000 postal votes rejected at EU referendum and 24,000 ‘lost’ in GE2017

Data published by the Electoral Commission on the 2016 EU referendum and the 2017 UK General Election show that thousands of postal votes were rejected, not received, or lost. In the 2016 EU referendum, 167,392 postal votes were rejected and not included in the final count. 25,656 postal ballots were identified as 'lost' or 'not … Continue reading 167,000 postal votes rejected at EU referendum and 24,000 ‘lost’ in GE2017

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Figures reveal thousands of ballots rejected due to voter confusion

Figures compiled from 100 constituencies by WebRoots Democracy have shown that over 4,000 ballots were rejected due to voters accidentally ticking more than one candidate in the 2015 General Election.  In each of these constituencies, votes were rejected and discounted for this reason. The total amount across the 100 constituencies examined is 4,232.  This is based … Continue reading Figures reveal thousands of ballots rejected due to voter confusion