UK General Election 2017

Candidate nominations open on Monday 8 May for the UK General election to be held on Thursday 8 June 2017 to elect MPs to Westminster Parliament. The last election was held in May 2015.

About this election

Westminster Parliamentary (General) elections are operated under the First Past the Post System (FPTP). Voters use one cross (X) to mark their ballot paper ranking candidates in preferential order. 

Moray Council area is covered by the Moray Constituency. A constituency map is available from the Boundary Commission for Scotland here.

List of candidates standing

The list of candidates (PDF) standing in this election is now available.

Registering to Vote

If you are already registered to vote and on the electoral register in Moray then you need do nothing more. You do not need to re-register to vote. 

If you need to register to vote, update your name, address or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences, e.g. to vote in person or by post or by proxy please visit the government's online site to . Please note that you may be asked to complete further applications forms which will be sent to you to complete the full registration process.This service is an application to register to vote and your registration will be confirmed in writing to you when successful.

If you wish to speak to someone in the local office please contact the Electoral Registration Office.

Statutory Notices

Postal and proxy voting

If you are away from home or can't get to your polling station on polling day, you can apply for a postal vote, or appoint a proxy (someone you trust to vote on your behalf). 

For more information or assistance with either of these options please contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01343 541203, email or download an application form

When will I receive my postal vote?

For existing postal voters and new postal voters that have successfully applied for a postal vote by Thursday 11 May, the first issue of postal votes will be dispatched first class between Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 May.

For new postal voters that have successfully applied for a postal vote by the deadline of 5pm, Tuesday 23 May, the second issue of postal votes will be issued first class on Wednesday 31 May.

If you will not be able to receive your postal vote because you are away, you may need to consider applying for a proxy, to change your voting method, contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01343 541203, further contact details below.

Polling Day

Polling stations will be open across Moray from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June 2017. A list of the current polling places can be found on our dedicated page or by using the online tool - Find my polling station

I've lost or not received my Pollcard

You don't need to take your pollcard to the polling station to vote, but it helps the staff there to serve you if you do. We do not reissue pollcards.
If you haven't received your poll card, it may be an indication that you are not registered to vote, please check with the Electoral Registration Office if you are unsure. 


The Count will conducted overnight at the Elgin Town Hall on Thursday 8 June from 10pm. The count is not open to the public, candidates and their appointed agents will be able to attend.


You can view the results from this election on our 2017 UK General Election results page.

Other useful information 


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 541203

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

Elections Helpline: 01343 563334

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