UK General Election 2017
Candidate nominations open on Monday 8 May for the UK General election to be held on Thursday 8 June 2017 to elect MPs to Westminster Parliament. The last election was held in May 2015.
- About this election
- List of Candidates standing
- Registering to Vote
- Statutory Notice and Election Timetables
- Postal and proxy voting
- Polling Day
- Other useful information
Page updated 11 May
Westminster Parliamentary (General) elections are operated under the First Past the Post System (FPTP). Voters use one cross (X) to mark their ballot paper ranking candidates in preferential order.
Moray Council area is covered by the Moray Constituency. A constituency map is available from the Boundary Commission for Scotland here.
List of candidates standing
The list of candidates (PDF) standing in this election is now available.
If you are already registered to vote and on the electoral register in Moray then you need do nothing more. You do not need to re-register to vote.
If you need to register to vote, update your name, address or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences, e.g. to vote in person or by post or by proxy please visit the government's online site to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . Please note that you may be asked to complete further applications forms which will be sent to you to complete the full registration process.This service is an application to register to vote and your registration will be confirmed in writing to you when successful.
If you wish to speak to someone in the local office please contact the Electoral Registration Office.
- Elections Timetable (Electoral Commission)
- Notice of Election (PDF, 10kb)
- Notice of Poll (List of Candidates) (PDF, 97kb)
- Notice of Election Agents Appointed (PDF, 96kb)
- Notice of Situation of Polling Places (PDF, 210kb)
If you are away from home or can't get to your polling station on polling day, you can apply for a postal vote, or appoint a proxy (someone you trust to vote on your behalf).
When will I receive my postal vote?
For existing postal voters and new postal voters that have successfully applied for a postal vote by Thursday 11 May, the first issue of postal votes will be dispatched first class between Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 May.
For new postal voters that have successfully applied for a postal vote by the deadline of 5pm, Tuesday 23 May, the second issue of postal votes will be issued first class on Wednesday 31 May.
If you will not be able to receive your postal vote because you are away, you may need to consider applying for a proxy, to change your voting method, contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01343 541203, further contact details below.
Polling stations will be open across Moray from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June 2017. A list of the current polling places can be found on our dedicated page or by using the online tool - Find my polling station
I've lost or not received my Pollcard
You don't need to take your pollcard to the polling station to vote, but it helps the staff there to serve you if you do. We do not reissue pollcards.
If you haven't received your poll card, it may be an indication that you are not registered to vote, please check with the Electoral Registration Office if you are unsure.
The Count will conducted overnight at the Elgin Town Hall on Thursday 8 June from 10pm. The count is not open to the public, candidates and their appointed agents will be able to attend.
Results will be declared in the early hours of Friday 9 June 2017. Previous election results from 2015 and earlier are available here.
- Postal and Proxy Voting
- Assistance for Disabled Voters
- How to fill out your postal vote pack
- Polling Places
- Electoral Commission - Information for candidates and agents
- Electoral Commission - Information for Voters
Electoral Registration Office
For electoral register enquiries, to register to vote, change or amend your addresses or to apply for a postal or proxy vote. Please note that the Electoral Registration Officer only deals with Electoral Register enquiries, amendments and applications to register to vote, applying for a postal or proxy vote.
Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm
Moray Election Office
Returning Officer - Mark Palmer
For information about: elections, dates and notices, candidate nominations, polling places, issues with postal votes not being received, spoilt or lost, ballot papers and how to vote, results or any other election related query:
Elections Office, Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX