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Voter Registration Prosecutions

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Dear Luton Borough Council,

Can you please tell me how prosecutions have taken place in the last 10 years of persons resident in the borough who have refused to register to vote.

Also, under what legislation have any of these prosecutions (if any) taken place.

How many of these prosecutions resulted in a 'guilty' verdict?

Yours faithfully,

Imran Nazir

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council

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Dear sir or madam,

Further to your request for information we confirm we do hold the information requested. Please see our response below.

We have not prosecuted anyone for failing to register in the last 10 years.

The specific provisions for these matters are contained in regulations 32ZE to I inclusive of the RPR 2001. They were added to the 2001 Regulations by The Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Description of Electoral Registers and
Amendment) Regulations 2013. SI 2013 No. 3198 and Regulation 22 in particular.

They came into effect on 10 June 2014.

You can find the exact wording of the above Regulation on the legislation.gov.uk website at:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/...

This information is being provided as a statutory obligation under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ
Email: [email address]

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