§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the cost of a person voting by post at a(a) parliamentary and (b) local government election.
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
In England, Wales and Scotland(a) for parliamentary elections, no separate records of the administrative costs of processing postal votes are kept; and (b) local authorities are responsible for the cost of conducting local government elections and this information is not collected centrally.
In Northern Ireland the cost for a person voting by post is estimated to be £1.27 both for parliamentary and local elections.