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Elections, by-elections and referendums are administered by the Returning Officer (for referendums known as a Counting 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.
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 - 18 July 2014
The Scottish Independence Referendum will be held on Thursday 18 September. For registered voters, pollcards advising of your polling station will be dispatched around 15 August. Postal votes are due to to be dispatched around 28 August. The deadline to register to vote for this poll or apply for a postal/proxy vote is Tuesday 2 September.
Please visit our dedicated Scottish Independence Referendum web page for more information on this poll.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland are undertaking their fifth review of Electoral Arrangements for Local Government. As part of this review they are conducting a review of the number of councillors for each Scottish Local Authority as well as looking at ward boundaries. For Moray the proposal is to reduce the number of councillors by 1 from 26 to 25. More information about the consultation which runs until 21 August 2014 can be found by visiting the LGBCS website.
This poll was held on Thursday 22 May 2014 results are available here - European Parliamentary Election 2014.
For electoral register enquiries, to register to vote, change addresses or to apply for a postal or proxy vote
Please note that the Electoral Registration Officer only deals with Electoral Register enquiries and applications to vote.
Monday - Thursday - 8:45am to 5pm, Friday - 8:45am to 4pm
For information about: elections, dates and notices, nominations, polling places, issues with postal votes not being received 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.
Tel: 01343 563334
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