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Electoral Register: Fines

Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission written question – answered on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what training has been given to electoral registration officers on the implementation of fixed penalty notices for non-registration.

Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

The Electoral Commission has published comprehensive guidance for Electoral Registration Officers, which covers the requirements and processes for imposing civil penalties for failing to respond to a requirement to register. The Commission does not provide training for Electoral Registration Officers.

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