Local Government Election 2017
The Local Government (Council) elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2017 to elect ward members to Moray Council. There are 8 multi-member wards in Moray with a total of 26 councillors.
- About this election
- List of Candidates standing
- Statutory Notices
- Single Transferable Vote - Voting method
- Other useful information
Page last updated 11 May 2017
Local Government (Council) elections are operated under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. Voters use numbers to mark their ballot paper ranking candidates in preferential order. More information about this - Single Transferable Vote explained
Moray Council area is covered by eight multi-member wards. Each ward has either 3 or 4 seats.
List of candidates
The list of candidates who stood in each ward are listed here.
- Elections timetable (PDF, 273kb)
- Notice of Election (PDF, 70kb)
- Notice of Poll (List of Candidates) (PDF, 208kb)
- Notice of Election Agents Appointed (PDF, 198kb)
- Notice of Situation of Polling Places (PDF, 229kb)
For this election voters used numbers (not a cross (X)) to mark their ballot paper, ranking candidates in preferential order. Information about this is contained in the household guide (PDF, 1.4Mb) sent to all households by the Electoral Commission. This guide is also available to download in a number of different languages, easy print, large print, audio and sign language. More information about this can also be found here - Single Transferable Vote explained
- Postal and Proxy Voting
- Assistance for Disabled Voters
- How to fill out your postal vote pack
- Polling Places
- Electoral Commission - Council Elections in Scotland 2017
- Scottish Government - Profile of Local Government in Scotland (PDF, 1.25Mb)
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.
Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm
Moray Election Office
Returning Officer - Mark Palmer
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