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Elections and electoral register archive 2019-2020


Archive has 16 results

  • London Borough of Redbridge (19 001 785)

    Statement Upheld Elections and electoral register 13-Mar-2020

    Summary: Miss B complains about the Council's handling of her electoral registration form, which she says delayed her being added to the electoral register. Miss B says an officer was rude to her and the Council failed to make the reasonable adjustments she asked for. The Ombudsman finds some fault by the Council because it did not enter Miss B's information correctly, but the action it has already taken puts right the injustice Miss B suffered. The Ombudsman finds the Council is not at fault over the other matters which he has investigated.

  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council (19 019 247)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 20-Feb-2020

    Summary: Mr X complains a letter addressed to his ex-wife, asking her to register to vote, was sent to his new address. The Ombudsman cannot investigate as the organisation of elections is not a Council function.

  • Cherwell District Council (19 018 267)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 19-Feb-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Ms X's complaint about not receiving a postal vote as he has no legal remit to investigate the organisation of elections.

  • Reading Borough Council (19 016 097)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 30-Dec-2019

    Summary: The complainant, whom I shall call Ms X, complains the Council failed to arrange a postal vote for her to vote in the General Election. The Ombudsman cannot investigate as the Council is not responsible for organising elections.

  • Cornwall Council (19 015 762)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 20-Dec-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mrs X's complaint that the Council did not arrange for her to be a proxy voter as it is outside his legal remit.

  • London Borough of Bromley (19 015 166)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 05-Dec-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council failing to arrange for him to have a postal vote. This is because the organisation of elections is not the responsibility of the Council and so is outside our legal remit.

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (19 012 285)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 05-Dec-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council was at fault in sending him copies of his partner's P45. This is because the actions Mr B has complained about are those of council officers acting on behalf of the Returning Officer who does not carry out administrative functions of the Council.

  • South Derbyshire District Council (19 010 420)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 26-Nov-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the process of registering to vote and a lost document. This is because there is insufficient evidence of injustice.

  • South Northamptonshire District Council (19 009 233)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 25-Oct-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint about issuing polling cards for a local referendum. The matter complained of was the responsibility of the Counting Officer, not the Council, and the Ombudsman cannot investigate the Counting Officer.

  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (19 004 414)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Elections and electoral register 08-Aug-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate this complaint about a court fine the complainant received in 2013 for failing to register to vote. This is because the Ombudsman cannot investigate anything that has been considered in court or forms part of legal proceedings. In addition, part of the complaint is late.