Dear Gedling Borough Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for voter data from the 12th December 2019 General Election. Specifically, I would like the following info:

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?
- how many postal votes were received?
- how many votes were marked as invalid?
- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just including the top 3 parties is fine.

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Donovan Kiddick

Gedling Borough Council

Thank you for your request for information from the Council on 28/12/2019.

Your request is being considered and will be dealt with within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt (or
containing reference to a third party). This means that you should receive
a response from the Council on or before 28/01/2020.

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is
the case, the Council will let you know. A fee notice will be issued to
you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with
your request. Please note that the 20 working day time limit for responses
is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If appropriate, the information will be provided by letter/email, normal
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be marked for the attention of Caroline McCleary in the Chief Executive’s
Secretariat at the Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5
6LU quoting the above reference number.

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Dear Donovan,

 

Thank you for your email requesting information about emails and the
electoral register. The Freedom of Information Act does not apply to
individuals appointed under the Representation of the People Act. This
includes the Electoral Registration Officer, Returning Officer and any
other person appointed under this act.

 

However as some of your request is for information that is publically
available anyway we are able to answer some of your questions:

 

- how many people were registered to vote by post in your constituency?
12582

- how many postal votes were received? 10807

- how many votes were marked as invalid? Not available

- what was the result of the postal vote by party? If easier, just
including the top 3 parties is fine. Information is not recorded or held

 

If you are not satisfied with how your request has been dealt with then
you should complain by writing to the Chief Executive.  This letter should
be marked for the attention of the Chief Executive’s Office at the Civic
Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU.

 

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint then you
have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone 01625 545 700 or
[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

Alec Dubberley

Service Manager, Democratic Services

Gedling Borough Council

Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park

Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6LU

(0115) 901 3906

 

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