Scottish elections: These are the parties on the Mid Scotland and Fife regional list
Residents from across the Kingdom will have two votes to cast at Thursday’s Scottish Parliament election – one for the constituency and the other for the regional list.
With the constituency vote, the public are voting for individual politicians to represent their local area.
This is the lilac coloured ballot paper, which is run on a first past the post system – the candidate with the most votes is elected.
However, the second vote on a peach ballot paper is for the regional list vote.
This is used to elect 56 additional members in the form of regional MSPs.
There are eight regions that each have seven MSPs.
All five of Fife’s constituencies come under the Mid Scotland and Fife region, along with the Stirling; Clackmananshire & Dunblane; Perthshire North; Perthshire South and Kinross-shire constituencies.
In the second vote the voter votes for a party rather than an individual candidate.
Each party has a ranked list of candidates for each region and those elected depends on the number of seats gained.
The parties nominating candidates for the Mid Scotland and Fife region have also been announced:
Abolish The Scottish Parliament Party: Ian Haxton Mann, John Balfour Duff
Alba Party: Eva Comrie, Neale Hanvey, James Eadie, Stephanie Reilly
All For Unity : Linda Holt, Imam Manzoor Khan, Brian Henderson, Ian Stewart, James Glen, Graham Dawson, Michael Saint
Freedom Alliance: Lisa Brackenridge, Eren Iona Sinclair, Stuart Alan Cairns, Kathleen Ann Elliot
Reform UK: Kenneth Morton, Victoria McCann, George Grant Gordon Otto Inglis, Alexander William Black, Guy Francis Addison, Karen Marie Morton
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party: Murdo Fraser, Liz Smith, Dean Lockhart, Alexander Stewart, Roz McCall, Angus Forbes, Rhona Metcalfe, Darren Watt, Moira Benny, Kathleen Leslie, David MacPhee
Scottish Family Party: Donald James Marshall, Stephen Saunders, Davina Graham Saunders, Anil Alexander, George Thomas Carratt, Linda Susan Mair, Paul Lyne
Scottish Green Party: Mark Ruskell, Mags Hall, Marion Robertson, Fiona Margaret McOwan, Scott John Colin Rutherford, Jeroen Van Leeuwen, Elspeth Christine MacLachlan, Paul Vallot, Amy Smith, Craig McCutcheon
Scottish Labour Party: Claire Baker, Alex Rowley, Julie MacDougall, Craig Miller, Chris Kane, Ryan Smart, Ewan Dillon
Scottish Liberal Democrats: Willie Rennie, Peter Barrett, Aude Boubaker-Calder, Julia Brown, Jane Ann Liston, Fayzan Rehman, Aisha Mir
Scottish Libertarian Party: Calum Paul, George Charles Morton
Scottish National Party: Stefan Hoggan-Radu, John Swinney, Keith Brown, Annabelle Ewing, Jim Fairlie, David Torrance, Ross Cunningham, Fiona Sarwar, Moraig Henderson, Lee Robb, Rosemary Hunter
Scottish Renew: Bruce Henderson, Stefan Diesing
UK Independence Party: Lynda Davis, Douglas Watters, George Cormack, Edward McNally
Independent: Mercy Mugure Kamanja
Independent: Martin James Keatings
The Kingdom’s polling places will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday.
Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot by 10pm on election day.
It can be handed in at their polling place if they miss the post.
Fifers are reminded voters with symptoms of Covid-19, or anyone who has been asked to self-isolate, should not attend at a polling station.
Anyone who develops symptoms or is asked to self-isolate shortly before election day has up to 5pm on Thursday, May 6 to apply for an emergency proxy vote.
For further information on how to apply for an emergency proxy call 01345 55 55 11.