Local Government By-Election Ward 6 2017

A Local Government (Council) by-election was held on Thursday 13 July 2017 in Ward 6 - Elgin City North to elect one councillor to Moray Council. )

Maria MCLEAN (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) was elected at Stage 3 - detailed results will follow shortly.

Turnout verified as 24.8%

Page last updated 12:12 14 July 2017

About this election

Local Government (Council) elections are operated under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. Voters use numbers to mark their ballot paper ranking candidates in preferential order. More information about this - Single Transferable Vote explained

Moray Council area is covered by eight multi-member wards. Ward 6 - Elgin City North is a three seat ward, with one vacancy due to the recent resignation of a councillor.


There are four candidates standing in this by-election:

  • GOWANS, Patsy (Scottish National Party (SNP))
  • MCLEAN, Maria (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) ELECTED AT STAGE 3
  • MONAGHAN, Terry (Independent)
  • TAYLOR, Nick (Scottish Labour Party)

Statutory Notices

Single Transferable Vote - voting method

For this election voters used numbers (not a cross (X)) to mark their ballot paper, ranking candidates in preferential order. Information about this is contained in the household guide (PDF, 1.4Mb) sent to all households by the Electoral Commission. This guide is also available to download in a number of different languages, easy print, large print, audio and sign language. More information about this can also be found here - Single Transferable Vote explained

Contact Details 

Electoral Registration Office

For electoral register enquiries, to register to vote, change or amend your address or to apply for a postal or proxy vote or to make changes to postal or proxy voting preferences please contact the Electoral Registration Office. Please note that the Electoral Registration Officer only deals with Electoral Register enquiries, amendments, changes to those registered at an address and applications to vote including by post and proxy.

Electoral Registration Officer
Grampian Valuation Joint Board
234 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BA
Tel: 01343 541203
Email: elgin@grampian-ero.gov.uk
Web: www.votemoray.org

Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm

Moray Election office

For information about elections, dates and notices, candidate nominations, agents, polling places, assistance to vote, 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

Elections Helpline: 01343 563334
Email: election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk
Web: www.moray.gov.uk/elections

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