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 - 23/02/2015
Following the death of Cllr Joe Mackay a local government (council) by-election is to be held on Thursday 26 March 2015 in Ward 3 - Buckie. Nominations have now closed. Further information about the candidates, deadlines to register to vote and polling information can be found here.
The general election of the UK Parliament at Westminster will be held on Thursday 7 May 2015. Candidate nominations open on Thursday 2 April. Electors need to be registered to vote by Monday 20 April. Postal votes for existing postal voters who successfully applied before 9 April will be issued around Monday 20 April (TBC). Postal vote packs, for those that successfully apply between 9 April - 20 April, will be issued around 27 April.
More information on the general election can be found on our dedicated page.
Part of Ward 4 of the Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is in the Moray Council area. In Ward 4, as not more than one candidate was nominated for the ward, no poll will take place, and by not later than 11am on the day of election, the candidate will be declared to be elected to the CNP Authority - Statement of Persons Nominated - Uncontested (PDF, 64.6Kb)
Information about the candidates nominated for other wards and further details about the election can be found on the Highland Council website. More information about the election can be found at the Cairngorm National Park Authority or at Highland Council website who oversee the election.
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 and amendments and applications to vote.
Monday - Thursday - 8:45am to 5pm, Friday - 8:45am to 4pm
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.
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