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Elections and electoral register archive 2017-2018


Archive has 12 results

  • Dover District Council (17 018 559)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 02-Mar-2018

    Summary: We cannot investigate this complaint about a late postal vote as we have no legal remit to investigate the organisation of elections.

  • South Kesteven District Council (17 015 949)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 08-Feb-2018

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council breached his data protection rights. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as it is too late and it is reasonable to expect him to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.

  • Salford City Council (17 014 252)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 19-Jan-2018

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the way the Council responded when he complained about not receiving a postal ballot paper he had registered for and about the way senior officers treated him. We cannot consider the underlying matter of the ballot paper, and there is not enough evidence Mr B has suffered separate significant injustice from the way the Council handled his complaint to warrant investigation.

  • Vale of White Horse District Council (17 013 387)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 18-Dec-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr X's complaint about the handling of proxy votes in the general election. This is because managing the election process was the responsibility of the Returning Officer who acts in a personal capacity. The matter is outside of the Ombudsman's jurisdiction and we have no discretion to investigate.

  • South Northamptonshire District Council (17 011 501)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 15-Nov-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about electoral registration. This is because there is no meaningful outcome he could achieve and because there is insufficient evidence of injustice. In addition, the Ombudsman could not achieve the outcome the complainant wants.

  • Maidstone Borough Council (17 009 987)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 16-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the Council removing the complainant from the electoral register. This is because there is insufficient evidence of injustice.

  • Mid Sussex District Council (17 004 517)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 17-Aug-2017

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mr Y's complaint about cancelled postal votes and the resultant cost to the public pursue. The Ombudsman has no legal remit to investigate the organisation of elections or public finances. Mr Y also complains the Council has not responded to a request for information he has made. We will not investigate as Mr Y should make his complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office.

  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (17 005 760)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 04-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr B's complaint about the delivery of local election poll cards because management of the election process was the responsibility of the Returning Officer who acts in a personal capacity.

  • Vale of White Horse District Council (17 006 743)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 01-Aug-2017

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mr Y's complaint about the Council not sending him his postal vote in time. The organisation of elections is the responsibility of the Returning Officer who in performing this duty does not work on behalf of the Council but in a personal capacity. We have no remit therefore to investigate.

  • Leicester City Council (17 003 672)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 04-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr B's complaint about his voting by proxy application. That is because decisions on such matters are the responsibility of the Returning Officer and not an administrative function of the Council.