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. We also occasionally 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.

Updated 05/12/2019

UK General Election 2019

A general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Details about the candidates standing and more information about this election, including polling places in use, postal vote delivery dates and what do if you have spoilt or lost your postal vote pack can be found on our dedicated page.

General Election 2019

Local Government By-Election -Ward 2 - Keith and Cullen 

A local government (council) by-election took place on Thursday 21 November 2019.  Laura POWELL (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) was elected at Stage 4. Turnout was 33.9%. More information can be found in our results section.

Local Government By-Election

Polling District and Polling Place Review 2019

Periodically the Polling Places we use and the districts they serve are reviewed, as required by law. This occurs in two stages. The first stage has now concluded and the review has been paused due to the General Election in December 2019. For more information please see our Polling District and Polling Place Review information here.

Fancy working with us at a future election?

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 during future elections please see our dedicated page

Contact Details

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.

Electoral Registration Officer
Grampian Valuation Joint Board
234 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BA
Tel: 01343 619819
Email: elgin@grampian-ero.gov.uk  for elector register queries, postal and proxy vote applications
Web: www.votemoray.org

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

Moray Election Office

Returning Officer - Denise Whitworth
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

Elections Helpline: 01343 563334
Email: election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk (! please do not use this email address for electoral register queries or application to vote by post or proxy) please see above.
Web: www.moray.gov.uk/elections

 

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.

If you have any queries please contact us using the contact details noted above.

Contact Us

Elections Office
Council Offices
High Street
Elgin
Moray

01343 563334

election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk

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