Elections and Electoral Services

Elections, by-elections and referendums are administered by the Returning Officer and the elections office who are responsible for conducting council (local government) elections, elections to the Scottish Government and Westminster Parliament in the Moray area, Community Council elections,Cairngorm National Park Authority elections and referendums. We can also assist deal with Community buy-out ballots.

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. If you need any assistance or information please contact us using the details below.

Voter ID

From 4 May 2023, voters in Scotland will need to show photo ID to vote at polling places in UK Parliamentary general elections and by-elections only.

List of Accepted Photo ID

If you don't have accepted photo ID you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

Working with us at elections

The Elections Office employee a large number of temporary staff to help at the poll, processing postal votes and at the count. For more information about joining us see our dedicated page.We welcome applications all year round, elections can be called with as little as 25 working days notice.


To help us assist you with your query promptly, please ensure you contact the correct office below.

For enquiries regarding

  • electoral register
  • registering to vote
  • changing or amending your name or address on the register
  • applying for postal or proxy vote
  • emergency proxy
  • voter authority certificates

Contact the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) on 01224 068400
To send the ERO a message use the online contact form at www.votemoray.org

Grampian Valuation Joint Board, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GE
Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm

For enquiries regarding

  • lost, damaged or spoilt postal votes
  • candidates and agents
  • polling stations and access arrangements
  • election results
  • any other voting election matter or query

Contact the elections helpline on 01343 563334 (8:45am - 5pm) or email elections@moray.gov.uk
(Please do not use this email address for electoral register queries, changes of name and address, postal or proxy vote applications or emergency proxy please contact electoral registration officer above)

Returning Officer - Denise Whitworth
Elections Office, Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX


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.

Data Protection

The election office provide a number of services to a range of people and in some cases these rely on us collecting and using information about individuals. Everything we do with that information has to comply with data protection legislation. Below follows  information on our data protection practices through a series of privacy notice relevant to a number of parties.These notices are used to inform you of details about the information we collect, why we collect it, what we use it for, who we share it with, and what rights you have about the information we hold about you.

Contact Us

Elections Office
Council Offices
High Street

01343 563334


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