Failure to respond to the annual Household Canvass (2015 & 2016)

Aberdeen City Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Aberdeen 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?

Answering yes or no, if no fines were levied, is this due to the fact that fines collected would be outweighed by the administration cost of the system?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Scott

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you very much for your email of 10 November 2017. 

 

We are writing to advise that we are unable to process your information
request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) as
you have not provided a full contact name. 

 

Under Section 8(1)(b) of the FOISA, an information request must include
the full name of the Applicant.  Please refer to the Scottish Information
Commissioner's guidance for further information:

 

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Please note that we will keep your email on file for one month. If you
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We look forward to hearing from you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Information Compliance Officer

 

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Aberdeen City Council
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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you for your reply letting me know of the requirements of Section 8 (1)(b) of FOISA. My full name is below. Please forward my FOI request to the relevant people.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Daniel Scott

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Scott,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-17-1711.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 13
November 2017.   

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 12 December 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

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your mobile call plan.

Calls from BT landlines will be charged at the local call rate of 10.24p
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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Scott, 

 

Thank you for your information request of 13 November 2017. Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

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?

Answering yes or no, if no fines were levied, is this due to the fact that
fines collected would be outweighed by the administration cost of the
system?

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on how many household failed
to response to the Electoral Registration forms over the last two years as
it is not held by ACC.  In order to comply with its obligations under the
terms of Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives notice that this
information is not held by it. 

 

We recommend you to contact the Grampian Electoral Registration Office for
any matters of electoral registration. Their contact details are as
follows:

 

Website:
[1]https://www.grampian-vjb.gov.uk/electora...

E-mail: [2][email address]

Phone: 01224 664848 (Aberdeen Office)

Fax: 01224 664361 (Aberdeen Office)

Post:  Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GE

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[3][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

*03000 numbers are free to call if you have ‘free minutes’ included in
your mobile call plan.

Calls from BT landlines will be charged at the local call rate of 10.24p
per minute (the same as 01224s).

 

[4]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

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