Absent Voting: Northern Ireland:Written question - HL15556

Asked on: 07 May 2019
Northern Ireland Office
Absent Voting: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many registered voters applied for proxy votes in each local government district in Northern Ireland elections on 2 May; and what percentage of the (1) total electorate, and (2) votes cast, that represents in each of those districts.
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Answered on: 17 May 2019

The information below has been provided by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland. The table shows how many proxy votes were applied for in each local government district for the local elections in Northern Ireland on 2 May and what this represents as a percentage of (a) the total electorate and (b) the votes polled in each of those districts.

Local Council

Total Proxy

Eligible Electorate*

% Eligible Electorate

Total Votes Polled*

% Votes Polled

Antrim and Newtownabbey

205

98,899

0.21%

48,526

0.42%

Ards and North Down

150

116,536

0.13%

50,866

0.29%

Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon

414

147,977

0.28%

79,309

0.52%

Belfast

1533

224,628

0.68%

114,664

1.34%

Causeway Coast and Glens

575

98,930

0.58%

51,212

1.12%

Derry and Strabane

1174

107,975

1.09%

61,798

1.90%

Fermanagh and Omagh

1601

84,313

1.90%

52,620

3.04%

Lisburn and Castlereagh

127

102,151

0.12%

50,747

0.25%

Mid and East Antrim

227

98,410

0.23%

47,383

0.48%

Mid Ulster

1090

100,238

1.09%

60,180

1.81%

Newry Mourne and Down

986

125,496

0.79%

70,428

1.40%

Totals

8082

1,305,553

-

687,733

-

*Source: https://www.eoni.org.uk/getmedia/8b059a6e-c7bc-4644-ae35-9dbf293d0665/Local-Council-Elections-2019-Turnout-final

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