Why we are collecting your data

To allow you to vote in elections, and to maintain an accurate and complete Register of Electors. We are required by law to provide an electoral service fulfilling these duties, and in order for us to do this, you must provide us with certain personal information.

The legal basis for processing your personal information is contained within the following legislation:

  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended)
  • Representation of the People Act 1985
  • Representation of the People Act 2000
  • Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
  • Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (as amended)
  • Electoral Administration Act 2006
  • Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) Rules 2006
  • Local Elections (Parish and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006
  • Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012
  • Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
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