Privacy Notice - Electoral Services

Why we are collecting your data

Electoral Services are responsible for producing the electoral register. This is a list of all people who are eligible to vote in elections in Rotherham. The law requires us to share the data with various agencies and parties. Electoral Services are also responsible for managing elections in the borough. This involves using the data to enable people to vote, and to enable parties and candidates to participate. We collect personal data from our residents to enable us to carry out these functions and all functions are performed in the public interest.

The Council appoints an Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) and a Returning Officer (RO) who has the legal powers to collect this data.

Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is the Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer.