Failure to respond to Electoral Registration Forms

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Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to ask how many households failed to respond to the 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?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Scott

informationrights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Scott

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.

Acknowledgement

Your request was received by this department on 09 October 2017.
A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 06 November 2017.

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Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

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informationrights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Scott

I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this service dated 6 October 2017.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:

How many households failed to respond to the 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?

2015 - 20851, 0 fines
2016 - 9105, 0 fines

Please note:
The information provided in response to your request is copyright Gateshead Council unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to this information under the Freedom of Information Act does not permit you to re-use the information provided for commercial purposes, for photocopying or reproduction in any form. If you wish to re-use the information you need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing to Tanya Rossington, Information Rights Officer, Corporate Services and Governance, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. You may be required to pay a fee or comply with conditions for permitted re-use.

Yours faithfully
Information Rights Officer

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