Elections – Polling Station

Supporting democratic functions

Pittenweem New Town Hall is used as a polling station for the following elections:

  • Local council elections
  • Holyrood Elections
  • Westminster Elections

To be eligible to vote you must be sure to register which you can do online on the official Gov.UK website 

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Fife Council

Local

Elections

  • You can vote from the age of 16 in local council elections.
  • The local council elections select 3 councillors to serve Pittenweem and the communities in the East Neuk and Landward political ward.
  • Scottish Local Elections are conducted using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system

Holyrood

Scottish

Elections

  • You can vote from the age of 16 in Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) elections.
  • The Scottish parliament election gives the electorate two votes for electing MSPs. 1 vote is a constituency vote, the 2nd vote is a regional vote.
    1. Constituency (North East Fife) – First past the post method which elects 1 MSP
    2. Regional (Mid Scotland and Fife) – D’Hondt method which elects 7 MSPs across a wider region
  • North East Fife is represented by 1 MSP and an additional 7 MSPs elected via the party list system. You can contact all 8 MSPs to help you with your issues.

Westminster

UK

Elections

  • You can vote from the age of 18 in UK Parliament (Westminster) elections.
  • The UK parliament election gives the electorate one vote using the First Past the Post method to elect an MP
  • North East Fife is represented by 1 MP. You can find and contact your MP via the not-for-profit Write to Them website.

Register to vote

To be eligible to vote you must be sure to register which you can do online on the official Gov.UK website