Tel: 01343 563334
Following the resignation of a councillor from the Buckie ward of the Moray Council, a local government by-election is due to take place on Thursday 30 January 2014.
A detailed election timetable is available to download (PDF, 49kb)
Key dates are as follows:
Please contact the Elections Office by calling 01343 563334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to receive a candidate nomination pack for this by-election.
Candidates can submit nomination papers (PDF, 119kb) from Friday 6 December 2013. The deadline for submitting a nomination is 4pm on Monday 23 December 2013. Please note that nominations cannot be accepted by post and must be submitted in person. Please contact the Election Office 01343 563016/563459 for more details and to make an appointment to lodge a nomination paper.
More information about the role of the local government councillor is available here, there is also a downloadable information booklet available from that page.
Local Government elections are conducted under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system. This means voters rank the candidates on their ballot paper in order of preference, using numbers instead of a cross.
Electors are advised to vote using numbers on their ballot papers as follows:
Under the STV voting system a candidate requires a certain minimum of votes to be elected. This minimum number is a called a quota. The first step when counting the number of valid votes and is to then calculate the quota required by a candidate to be elected.
More information about STV can be found here (56kb, PDF) or by contacting the Election Office.
For enquiries regarding the Council by-election in the Buckie ward, including missing or lost postal votes please call the Elections Helpline 01343 563334 or email email@example.com
For enquiries about registering to vote, updating or amending the way you vote i.e. by post or by proxy please contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 01343 541203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org