Electoral register and email addresses

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Open Rights Group

Dear Stroud District Council,

I am interested to know whether:

(a) You hold personal email addresses as part of your Electoral Register, and if so,

(b) how many emails you hold in the Electoral Register;

(c) What the source or sources of these emails is;

(d) Whether you have included all or some portion of these emails as part of the datasets you gave to election candidates at the 2019 General Election;

(e) If so, how many emails were supplied;

(f) Whether you supplied email details in other prior elections.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock
Open Rights Group

Stroud District Council

Dear Mr Killock

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 9^th December 2019.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Human Resources Team

Stroud District Council

 

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Stroud District Council

Dear Mr Killock

 

Please find below the Council’s response to the questions in your FOI
request dated 9^th December 2019:

 

a) Yes, but they are only held in the background electronically and do not
appear on the printed or electronic registers distributed to those
entitled to it.

 

b) 37959

 

c) when people register to vote online, they can add in their email
address, if they provide the details over the phone or on a registration
form

 

d) Email addresses are not passed on to any candidates or third party.

 

e) None

 

f) None

 

If you have a complaint about the way in which your request for
information has been handled, please write to the Council’s Head of Legal
Services for a review within two months of the date of this response. 
Should you remain dissatisfied you have the right to apply to the
Information Commissioner for a decision.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Human Resources Team

Stroud District Council

 

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