Failure to respond to annual Household Canvas (2015 & 2016)

Mr Scott made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council,

I am writing to ask how many households failed to respond to the Household Canvas Electoral Registration forms over the last two years (2015 & 2016). Out of those who failed to respond, how many were fined and how much was the average fine?

Answering yes or no, if no fines were levied, is this due to the fact that fines collected would be outweighed by the administration cost of the system?

Alternatively please let me know if this is not carried out in Northern Ireland.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Scott

FOI Requests, Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Scott


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding Household
Canvas Electoral Registration forms.


We can advise that Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council does not hold
the information you have requested. Councils in Northern Ireland have a
much narrower remit than those on the mainland and electoral services does
not fall under the Council’s remit of responsibility. You may wish to
direct your enquiry to The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.  Their
contact details are as follows:


The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland

St Anne's House
15 Church Street

Helpline: 0800 4320 712 (freephone) or 028 9044 6688.

Email: [1][email address]

We trust that this resolves your Freedom of Information request.  However,
if you are dissatisfied with the way in which we have handled your request
for information you may request an internal review by contacting:


Liz Johnston

Head of Governance

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Antrim Civic Centre

50 Stiles Way

BT41 2UB 


Email: [2][email address]


If after the internal review is completed you remain dissatisfied you may
appeal to the Information Commissioner by contacting:


Information Commissioner’s Office

3rd Floor

14 Cromac Place




If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards



Greer Ferguson


Information Governance Assistant



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