Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,
The Representation of the People Act 1983 prevents prisoners from voting in elections. Prisoners are not entitled to be registered to vote because they are legally incapable of voting. However there are some prisoners who are currently eligible to vote in elections:
• • Unconvicted prisoners (i.e. those on remand).
• • Convicted but unsentenced prisoners.
• • Persons imprisoned for contempt of court or under Prison Rule 7(3) 2.
• • Those serving a term of imprisonment in default of payment of a sum of money, adjudged to be paid on conviction.
• • Those on temporary day release on the date of an election.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, can you please provide me with the following information.
1. Can you please tell me how many prisoners held at HMP Ranby on 12 December 2019 were eligible to vote in the UK General Election held that day.
2. Can you please tell how many prisoners held at HMP Ranby on 12 December 2019 voted in the UK General Election held on that day.
Dear Mr Jones,
Request for Information: Ref : NCC-048666-20
Thank you for your request for information relating to Prisoner Voting.
Nottinghamshire County Council does not have responsibility for Prisoner Voting and, therefore, we do not hold this information.
The district and borough councils and the city council will hold this information. You may have contacted these councils already in connection with your request, but if not, their contact details are below:
Ashfield District Council: [email address]
Bassetlaw District Council: [email address]
Broxtowe Borough Council: [email address]
Gedling Borough Council: [email address]
Mansfield District Council: [email address]
Newark & Sherwood District: [email address]
Rushcliffe Borough Council: [email address]
Nottingham City Council: [email address]
I hope this is helpful.
Freedom of Information Act Team
Chief Executives Department | Nottinghamshire County Council
C 0115 9772788
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