This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.
The Returning Officer uses the information provided by you to the Electoral Registration Officer within your application to vote and, if appropriate, postal vote application in order to allow you to vote by your chosen method at an election.
The Returning Officer has statutory functions to administer elections in terms of the Representation of the People Acts 1983, 1985 and 2000 and associated legislation and regulations.
The personal information we gather and use includes name, address, signatures and date of birth.
We share your information with Fife Council, which provides IT infrastructure for the Returning Officer.
We also provide your information to our election suppliers to enable us to run elections including the provision of print poll cards and postal vote packs.
We receive information about you from the Electoral Registration Officer for Fife.
In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out our statutory functions to administer elections.
Some valid postal voting statements for an election are accepted by Postal Vote Management software which allows the corresponding postal votes to be included in the count for that election.
The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here.