Electoral Identity Card for residents of England,Scotland & Wales

Barbara Whittle made this Freedom of Information request to Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

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Dear Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland,

I am unable to find any reason why someone not resident in Northern Ireland , but resident in England,Scotland or Wales would not be eligible for a Electoral Identity Card from looking at your website and the Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

I am seeking clarification on whether you would refuse to issue an Electoral Identity Card to residents of England,Scotland & Wales

I am also interested to know how many Electoral Identity Cards you have issued in the last year where the address given on the application form is in England,Scotland or Wales

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Whittle

info, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on 14th December 2011 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A reply will be issued to you by 19th January 2012.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will notify you before proceeding with your request.

If you have any queries please contact me.

Regards,

Lesley-Ann McConnell

The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland
2nd Floor
St Anne’s House
15 Church St
Belfast
BT1 1ER
028 90 44 6688

[email address]

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McGrattan, Claire, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

Thank you for your email.

Regulation 13 of the Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/...) states that anyone applying for the Electoral Identity Card must either be listed on a Northern Ireland electoral register or apply to be so registered. Therefore we do not issue cards to electors listed on electoral registers in England, Scotland and Wales and no such cards have been issued previously.

Kind regards,

Claire McGrattan
Information Officer
Electoral Office for NI
2nd Floor, St Anne's House
15 Church Street
Belfast BT1 1ER

Tel: 028 9044 6666
Email: [email address]

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