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UK General Election 2019

A UK General election was 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  RE-ELECTED (see results page for more information)
  • Rob SCORER, UKIP

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

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 appoint a proxy (someone you trust to vote on your behalf). The deadline for applying for a postal vote has now passed.

For more information or assistance 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 vote was dispatched first class around Wednesday 27 November. A second issue of postal votes was issued first class on Tuesday 3 December.

As soon as you receive your postal vote, please complete it and return it as soon as possible.Please bear in mind that due to volumes in the Royal Mail delivery system during the pre-Christmas period, mail take longer to reach us. 
Please see our step by step guide on completing your postal vote

I have spoilt or lost my postal vote....

For those that have spoilt, or damaged your postal vote
Contact the elections helpline on 01343 563334, Mon-Fri during office hours or email election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Please provide your full name, address and a contact number, and details of the damage or spoil to the pack. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Please retain the spoilt ballot postal vote pack, we will ask you to return it, and we will cancel it.  

If you have ripped or lost your return envelope B
Place your completed postal voting statement and the ballot paper envelope in a plain envelope and seal. Add the following  Freepost address, and post in good time, it will return to us, in the normal way.

Freepost Plus RLTE-XSAE-ASYG
The Returning Officer, The Moray Council, Council Offices, IV30 9SA

I have torn the Postal voting statement from the ballot paper envelope A
Please paper clip the completed postal voting statement to the ballot paper envelope A and return in envelope B. Please avoid using sellotape.

I am expecting a postal vote, but it hasn't arrived yet.
We can only issue replacements from the statutory date of Friday 6 December, if it hasn't arrived by Friday 6 December, then contact the elections helpline on 01343 563334, Mon-Fri during office hours or email election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk. Please provide your full name and address, and a contact number. We will get back to you as soon as we can. If you are going away by this date, please contact us.

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 took place on Wednesday 20 November, for those that have recently registered or made changes to their voting arrangements a further issue of pollcards took 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. You will be asked to confirm your name and address when you arrive. 
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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