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Freedom of information request response - 05206

FOI request

FOI ID number
05206
Regarding
Elections
Request
  1. Do you hold any record of evidence that the June 23rd 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. FOIA REQUEST 2: 
  2. Do you hold any record of evidence that vote fraud was committed at the June 23rd 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. 
  3. Do you hold any record of evidence that the June 8th 2017 United Kingdom general election was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.
  4. Do you hold any record of evidence that electoral fraud was committed at the June 8th 2017 United Kingdom general election? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.
  5. Do you hold any record of evidence that the November 8th 2016 United States of America congressional and presidential election was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. 
  6. Do you hold any record of evidence that electoral fraud was committed at the November 8th 2016 United States of America congressional and presidential election? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.
  7. Do you hold any record of evidence that the April 23rd 2017-May 7th 2017 French presidential election was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. 
  8. Do you hold any record of evidence that electoral fraud was committed at the April 23rd 2017-May 7th 2017 French presidential election? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.  
  9. Do you hold any record of evidence that the October 15th 2017 Austrian legislative election was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. 
  10. Do you hold any record of evidence that electoral fraud was committed at the October 15th 2017 Austrian legislative election? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.  
  11. Do you hold any record of evidence that the Irish Fine Gael leadership election, which began on May 29th 2017, was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. 
  12. Do you hold any record of evidence that electoral fraud was committed at the Irish Fine Gael leadership election which began on May 29th 2017? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.  
  13. Do you hold any record of evidence that the March 4th 2018 Italian general election was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. 
  14. Do you hold any record of evidence that electoral fraud was committed at the March 4th 2018 Italian general election? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.  
  15. Do you hold any record of evidence that the September 24th 2017 German federal election was illegal? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence. 
  16. Do you hold any record of evidence that electoral fraud was committed at the September 24th 2017 German federal election? If so, then please send to me a copy of that record of evidence.  

 

Our response

Response

Thank you for your request which has been logged under FOI Ref No 05206. However, please note that we will not be treating this as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, as the Electoral Registration Officer’s role falls outside of the legislation.

The Registration of Electors is governed by the Representation of the People Act 1983 as amended. Under Section 8 of the Act, a council must appoint one of its officers to be the Registration Officer for any constituency or part of a constituency coterminous with or situated within the council's area. Any appointment as Electoral Registration Officer is separate to any other appointment and although appointed by the council, the Electoral Registration Officer's responsibilities and duties are personal. An example of this is that the Register of Electors is deemed to be the property of the Electoral Registration Officer, not the local authority. The Electoral Registration Officer does not carry out the duties on behalf of the local authority but in his own personal capacity.

The Freedom of Information Act does not list any person appointed under the Representation of the People Act 1983. It follows that the Electoral Registration Officer, Returning Officer or any other person appointed under the Act are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

We publish information about electoral registration on our website, which is available on the following page: https://www.eden.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/election-results/

Response date
11 April 2018