Make sure you can have your say in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections

Envelope with note asking if you want to vote by post at the Scottish Parliament election to apply earlyWith the Scottish Parliamentary Elections still due to go ahead on Thursday 6 May 2021, households across Fife will receive a letter in the next few days which lists people, aged 16 or over, who are currently registered to vote at that address.

It’s important to check that those entitled to vote are included in this letter so they can have their say in May’s Scottish Parliamentary Elections. If someone is not included, they should register to vote now at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact us for a paper registration form. You must be 16 or over on 6 May 2021 to vote in this election and must register to vote by 19 April 2021.

Mike Melville, Electoral Services Manager for Fife, said: “This is an opportunity for residents to make sure that they’ll be able to take part and have their say. Anyone who wants to vote in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections must be registered so if you haven’t already, simply check the letter and register if you need to.”

Option to vote by post - Polling Stations will be open and following all public health advice with appropriate hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.  In the current circumstances, people may be thinking about voting by post.  If so, they must check their letter and if they aren’t shown as a postal voter, they must get an application form to us by 5.00pm on 6 April 2021. It would be helpful if people could apply as soon as possible or at least well in advance of the deadline.   For an application form, or more information, go to www.fife.gov.uk/postalvote or contact us by emailing voters.roll@fife.gov.uk or calling 03451 55 55 11

For more information about the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary Election visit www.fife.gov.uk/scottishelection2021