Elections and Electoral Services
Elections, by-elections and referendums are administered by the Returning Officer and the Elections Office who responsible for conducting council elections and elections to the Scottish, Westminster and European Parliaments in the Moray area, Community Council elections and Cairngorm National Park Authority elections as well as referendums.
Voting gives you a voice in deciding who will make decisions on the issues that affect you everyday at work, at home and in your community. Please find more information by following links on the left of this page. If you need any assistance or information please contact us using the details below.
Updated - 31/08/2015
Local Government By-Election
Following the resignation of Cllr Eric McGillivray, a local government by-election is to be held in Ward 5 – Heldon and Laich on Thursday 1st October 2015. More information about the candidates, registering to vote and the forthcoming by-election can be found here
Electoral Registration Canvass
The Electoral Registration Office has recently sent to every household an electoral registration canvass form to all households to ask electors to confirm that those recorded as registered there is correct. Households are required to respond to this form and can do this by post, online, phone or text. In addition from 5 May 2016, 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote in all Scottish parliament and local government elections. Households should therefore provide details of young residents who will be 15 on or before the 30 November 2015. More information can be found at www.votemoray.org
Local Government Boundary Commission – 5th Review of Ward Boundaries
The Commission has commenced a 12 week public consultation from 30 July 2015 as it has been reviewing he current local ward boundaries for each local authority and there are planned changes. Moray currently has 8 wards and some of the boundaries are to be amended. More information is available from the Local Government Boundary Commission website.
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.
Monday - Thursday - 8:45am to 5pm, Friday - 8:45am 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:
The Moray Council
Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX
Elections Helpline: 01343 563334
This area of the website provides relevant information to voters, candidates, agents and permitted participants on elections/referendums within the Moray Local Authority Area. It is intended as a guide to supplement other sources of information and should not be relied on as legally definitive. Information is subject to change at short notice as legislation / guidance requires. The Returning /Counting Officer does not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions, or any act arising from, or based on, information contained on the website. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Voters, candidates or agents should consult the appropriate legislation and seek their own legal advice or guidance if they are in any doubt about a particular point.