Electoral registers

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Thurrock Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 277 authorities

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

The request was refused by Thurrock Borough Council.

Dear Thurrock Borough Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

From January 2018 to the day this request is processed, please provide a list of organisations and companies that have requested electoral registers and/or electoral register updates, overseas voters lists, and/or absent voters lists.

For each organisation/company, please provide details on what they requested and when they requested it. Please also indicate whether their requests were fulfilled.

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Information.Matters@thurrock.gov.uk, Thurrock Borough Council

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Dear Ms Corderoy,

Thank you for your recent communication which is being managed in line
with the Freedom of Information Act under the above reference number.  The
details of your request are outlined below together with the council’s
response.

Your request

“From January 2018 to the day this request is processed, please provide a
list of organisations and companies that have requested electoral
registers and/or electoral register updates, overseas voters lists, and/or
absent voters lists.

For each organisation/company, please provide details on what they
requested and when they requested it. Please also indicate whether their
requests were fulfilled.

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format.”

Our Response

Information about the Elections/Electoral Roll/some of their services

The registration of electors is governed by the Representation of the
People Act 1983 as amended. Under Section 8 of the Act, the council must
appoint an officer of the council to be the registration officer for any
constituency or part of a constituency coterminous with or situated in the
council's area. The appointed officer for Thurrock Council is our Chief
Executive. The appointment of our Chief Executive as Electoral
Registration Officer is separate to her appointment as Chief Executive,
and although appointed by the council, the Electoral Registration
Officer's responsibilities and duties are personal. An example of this is
that the register of electors is deemed to be the property of the
Electoral Registration Officer, not the local authority.

The Electoral Registration Officer does not carry out the duties on behalf
of the local authority but in her own personal capacity. A list of public
bodies and local authorities that are subject to the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act is available at the following website:

[1]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

As you will see, the Freedom of Information Act does not list any person
appointed under the Representation of the People Act 1983. It follows that
the Electoral Registration Officer, Returning Officer or any other person
appointed under the Act are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom
of Information Act.

Kind Regards

 

Shannon Murphy l Data Protection Support Officer l HR, OD & Transformation

[2]thurrock.gov.uk l t +44 (0) 1375 6  Ext:

Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

 

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The information in this e-mail and any attachment(s) are intended to be
confidential and may be legally privileged. Access to and use of its
content by anyone else other than the addressee(s) may be unlawful and
will not be recognised by Thurrock Council for business purposes. If you
have received this message by mistake, please notify the sender
immediately, delete it and do not copy it to anyone else. Thurrock Council
cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this
message as it has been transmitted over a public network.

Any opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of Thurrock Council.

Any attachment(s) to this message has been checked for viruses, but please
rely on your own virus checker and procedures.

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Protection and Freedom of Information legislation these contents may have
to be disclosed in response to a request.

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Council's corporate e-mail system and may be subject to scrutiny by
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