HL Deb 05 July 2004 vol 663 c66WA
Lord Harris of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What measures were taken by London Elects to pilot the ballot papers used in the recent London elections; and whether they are satisfied with the design of the ballot papers adopted. [HL3425]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker):

London Elects did not pilot the ballot papers used. However, prior to the 2004 London elections, London Elects held extensive discussions on ballot paper design and how to provide voters with the information they needed to cast a valid vote. The groups consulted include the Electoral Reform Society, the Electoral Commission, Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and representatives from the main political parties. The Greater London returning officer also took account of findings of the reviews of the 2000 Greater London Authority elections.