Dear Plymouth City Council,
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.
For the years 2016 and 2017, please provide a list of registered third parties - regulated by the Electoral Commission - that have requested electoral registers and/or electoral register updates, overseas voters lists, and/or absent voters lists.
For each registered third party, 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.
Dear Ms Corderoy
Thank you for your email requesting information about Electoral services
Registered Third Parties.
The application was received on 2 February 2018.
The Council will seek to provide the information that you have requested
within the next 20 working days, or let you know how you can obtain it.
We may not be able to provide all you have requested; if we do not hold
the information, or if an exemption or exception to providing the
information applies. We will explain if we cannot provide what you have
Information is usually provided free of charge, but if there could be a
fee, we will tell you about any charge before we retrieve the information.
We usually provide the information in either electronic or paper format,
depending on how you made your request and how the information is held.
If you would like our response to be in a particular format then please
let me know, but there may be a charge.
If you have any questions concerning information requests then please look
at the Council’s web pages:
or contact me using the details above. If I am unavailable please leave a
contact telephone number.
Specialist Support Assistant
Dear Ms Corderoy
Thank you for your request for information dated 2 February 2018 and
received on 2 February 2018 concerning registered third parties that have
requested electoral registers.
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
This letter is a full response to that application.
Your request was to be supplied with:
· For the years 2016 and 2017, please provide a list of registered
third parties - regulated by the Electoral Commission - that have
requested electoral registers and/or electoral register updates, overseas
voters lists, and/or absent voters lists.
· For each registered third party, 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.
The Council does hold some of the information that you have requested and
that information is given below but unfortunately we are not able to
provide all of the information requested:
· In 2016/2017, we provided copy of the Electoral Registers, Absent
Voting lists and lists of Overseas Electors to both Voter Consultancy Ltd
and Vote Leave.
· Due to both changes in personnel and migration to a new computer
system for Electoral Registration we do not hold data in the format
requested and are not be able to easily extract it.
Please note that the information supplied can mostly be re-used in
accordance with the Open Government Licence. The council should be
acknowledged as the source of the information, but copyright is maintained
for all photographs and third party contributions to the information
supplied. For further details see
I hope that we have supplied the information that you expected to receive.
If you wish to discuss this letter or the information that is supplied
then please contact me.
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to me stating the reason for
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: Information
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0303 123 1113. Website: www.ico.gov.uk
There is no charge for making an appeal.
Freedom of Information Representative
Plymouth City Council
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