Cabinet Office

Co-ordinating body exercising strategic functions across the British Government.

Digital rights interests include:

Elections and electronic voting

Responsibility for elections and democracy falls to the Cabinet Office within government. Issues such as the electoral register and online registration, use of postal voting, identity verification, trials of voting technology and potential use on electronic or online voting are within their remit.

This falls in the portfolio of Chloe Smith,[1] as the current Cabinet Office Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution).[2]

Freedom of Information designations

Since 2016, the Cabinet Office draft orders to designate organisations to be made subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.[3]

An order was made in 2018 to list a number of organisations including several dealing with privacy and policing, but did not include the National Police Chiefs’ Council.[4]

See also

See also: Government Digital Service

External links


  1. Chloe Smith MP Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution),
  2. Ministerial role: Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution),
  3. The Transfer of Functions (Elections, Referendums, Third Sector and Information) Order 2016 See Article 3 Transfer of concurrently exercisable functions of the Chancellor of the Duchy to the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Schedule 1 Acts and provisions referred to in article 3(1) (i) the Freedom of Information Act 2000(9)
  4. The Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2018,