Fife Council's elections team working to help postal voters

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Fife Council’s elections team are doing their very best to make sure everyone gets the chance to vote in Thursday’s UK Parliamentary Election.

All our postal vote packs were dispatched by June 26 and should have been delivered by yesterday. However nationally systems have been really busy, and if you haven’t received your postal vote pack yet, here’s the latest advice:

Fife House in Glenrothes is open for members of the public to attend to have replacement postal vote packs issued right up until the deadline of 5pm on the day of poll (Thursday).

If you need a replacement email us in advance on and we will give you a time to collect your replacement packs to avoid waiting. You can walk in but we may not be able to issue a pack immediately. We do need to see ID for those seeking a replacement pack.

From tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10am we are also opening new collection centres for postal vote packs in:

-          The Town House, Kirkcaldy

-          County Buildings, Cupar

-          City Chambers, Dunfermline

Please note that these facilities are only for the collection of postal vote packs. You will have to email us on with appropriate ID to arrange for a replacement pack to be sent to one of the collection points for pick up. Please also bring ID with you if you are coming to pick up a replacement pack.

When we issue a replacement pack, we cancel the unique code on the vote sent to you originally, so there's no possibility of anyone voting twice. You must use your replacement pack to vote as your original pack will be cancelled if there has been a replacement ordered. Please take care to vote using the replacement pack and not the original one.

Postal votes don't have to be posted back, they can be taken to any polling station on Thursday, July 4, or handed in to the Returning Officer at Fife House during office hours up to the end of Thursday.

Postal votes can be taken by someone on your behalf as long as you comply with the rules for handing in votes. You must speak to a member of the elections team or the team at the polling station and complete a Postal Return Form if you hand postal votes in. If you just leave the envelope, your vote cannot be counted.