UK General Election 2019

A UK General election will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019 to elect MPs to Westminster Parliament. The last general election was held in May 2017.

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.

Candidates 

  • Fiona Margaret CAMPBELL TREVOR, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Jo KIRBY, Scottish Labour Party
  • Laura MITCHELL, Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Douglas ROSS, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • Rob SCORER, UKIP

More information can be found in the Notice of Poll (List of candidates standing)(PDF, 99kb)

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 https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . 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. 

The deadline to register to vote at the General election is Tuesday 26 November 2019.  If you wish to speak to someone about registering to vote 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 619819, email elgin@grampian-ero.gov.uk or download an application form

When will I receive my postal vote?

For existing postal voters, the first issue of postal votes will be dispatched first class around Wednesday 27 November .

A second issue of postal votes will be issued first class around Tuesday 3 December.

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 619819, further contact details below.

Please bear in mind that due to volumes in the Royal Mail delivery system during the pre-Christmas period, mail take longer to reach its destination.

Polling Day

Polling stations will be open across Moray from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 12 December 2019. A list of the current polling places can be found on our dedicated page or by using the online tool - Find my polling station

For those that are already registered to vote the first issue of pollcards will take place on Wednesday 20 November, for those that have recently registered or made changes to their voting arrangements a further issue of pollcards will take place on Tuesday 3 December.

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 assist 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. 

Count

The Count will conducted overnight at the Elgin Town Hall on Thursday 12 December from 10pm. The count is not open to the public, candidates and their appointed agents will be able to attend.

Results

Results of the election will be published on our website from Friday 13 December at the conclusion of the count. 
Please follow our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MorayCouncil) or Twitter stream (www.twitter.com/TheMorayCouncil) for live updates during the count from 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

Other useful information 

Contacts

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 619819
Email: elgin@grampian-ero.gov.uk
Web: www.votemoray.org

Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm

Moray Election Office

Returning Officer - Denise Whitworth
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  (please do not use this number for enquiries for registering to vote, or applying for proxy or postal votes, see above)
Email: election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk (see above for electoral register queries by email)
Web: www.moray.gov.uk/elections

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