Failure to respond to Electoral Registration Forms

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Dear Exeter City 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

Freedom Of Information, Exeter City Council

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Bainbridge, Carrie-Anne, Exeter City Council

Thank you for your request for information.

The information you have requested does not fall within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, because the information is held by the Electoral Registration Officer, who is not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. However, in the interests of openness and transparency, I can advise no individuals were fined for failing to respond to the Electoral Registration forms over the last two years.

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Policy Officer
Executive Support
Direct Line 01392 265875

Dear Bainbridge, Carrie-Anne,

Thank you for your reply in the interests of transparency. Would it be possible to find out the number of households that failed to reply, or a reason that this is being withheld please? I do appreciate that it doesn't come under the act but I am intrigued, as this is currently the only Council to not provide the full information. This is being asked for personal research purposes and I do appreciate the student population of Exeter may not reply.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Scott

Bainbridge, Carrie-Anne, Exeter City Council

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Bainbridge, Carrie-Anne, Exeter City Council

Thank you for your email.

I can advise in 2015, 8,196 properties did not reply and in 2016, 7,813 properties did not reply. However, all properties were canvassed.

We have not prosecuted anyone concerning the non-return of forms.

Kind regards

Carrie-Anne Bainbridge
Policy Officer
Executive Support
Direct Line 01392 265875

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