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Electoral Information

Requested on
Thu 20th December, 2012
Reference
FOI 1598
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1. How much was spent/is projected to be spent for electoral registration and electoral services within your authority. Where any shared-services exists with neighbouring authorities please express your authorities’ share of that collective spend. In order to provide a fairer comparison between election and non-election years please provide this where available for the years:
- 2008-2009
- 2009-2010
- 2010-2011
- 2011-2012
- 2012-2013

2. The number of Full Time Equivalent staff employed for the purposes of electoral registration for the years:
- 2008-2009
- 2009-2010
- 2010-2011
- 2011-2012
- 2012-2013

3. Please also provide the additional spend by your electoral registration office for the Referendum on the voting system held in 2010-2011.

4. Finally, please indicate which years were/will be planned local-election years
- 2008-2009
- 2009-2010
- 2010-2011
- 2011-2012
- 2012-2013
(i.e. years where, in addition to Parliamentary/assembly elections, there are all out or part elections as opposed to unexpected local by-elections).

Answer

1.   How much was spent/is projected to be spent for electoral registration and electoral services within your authority. Where any shared-services exists with neighbouring authorities please express your authorities’ share of that collective spend.  In order to provide a fairer comparison between election and non-election years please provide this where available for the years:

-          2008-2009  - £229,248

-          2009-2010  - £190,685

-          2010-2011  - £203,393

-          2011-2012  - £246,740

-          2012-2013  - £227,100

2.       The number of Full Time Equivalent staff employed for the purposes of electoral registration for the years:

-          2008-2009  - 3.5

-          2009-2010  - 3.5

-          2010-2011  - 3.5

-          2011-2012  - 3.5

-          2012-2013  - 3.5

3.       Please also provide the additional spend by your electoral registration office for the Referendum on the voting system held in 2010-2011. 

          Information Not Available - Claim awaiting approval by the Electoral Claims Unit

4.       Finally, please indicate which years were/will be planned local-election years

-          2008-2009 - June 2009 - European and Local Elections

-          2009-2010 - May 2010 - Parliamentary Election

-          2010-2011 - May 2011 - Referendum and Local Elections

-          2011-2012 - November 2012 - Police Crime Commissioner Elections

-          2012-2013 - May 2013 - Local Elections

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