Wards and Constituencies
For voting purposes, boundaries of electoral areas are determined by the Local Government Boundary Commission and The Boundary Commission for Scotland.
This excludes from Community Councils which are determined by Moray Council. These boundaries determine the area which your representative represents.
2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies
The Boundary Commission for Scotland (BCS) has published its revised proposals for UK Parliament constituencies for an 8 week consultation period.
The BCS proposes that the current UK Parliamentary constituency of Moray is extended and becomes Moray and Nairn. This proposal is unchanged since the initial proposals set out in October 2016.
Comments on the revised proposals can be made on the BCS interactive consultation portal. The consultation ends on Monday 11 December.
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Local Government Boundaries
Moray has eight wards the boundaries for which are determined by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland. A map of these ward areas can be found by using the Online Boundary Map tool or by downloading a map from their website. See links
- Moray ward maps (PDFs) (for election and from 4 May 2017) - Follow links on page to "Final Recommendations Maps pdfs" in the fourth paragraph
- Local Boundary Commission online map tool (both sets of maps available)
Within each ward, areas are split into Polling Districts which is areas assigned to a specific Polling Place such as your local hall or school. Information about where you will vote at each election is published in a public notice prior to the election, and printed on your poll card which is sent to you prior to the election, as this may vary with the type of election being held.
Scottish Parliament Constituency Boundaries
Moray is split between 2 parliamentary constituencies for the purposes of a Scottish Parliament election:
- Banffshire & Buchan Coast
Moray is also part of the Highlands and Islands region for purposes of the regional list vote during the Scottish Parliament elections.
Maps for these areas can be found on the Boundary Commission for Scotland website.
UK Westminster Parliament Constituency Boundaries
For the purposes of a UK Parliament (General) election the constituency is Moray which has the same boundary as the Local Authority area. A map for this area can be found on the Boundary Commission for Scotland website. For more information about constituencies in Westminster please see here.
Please note that this constituency boundary is under review. Please see the Boundary Commission for Scotland review site for more information.
European Parliamentary Boundaries
For European Parliamentary elections, Moray forms part of the Scottish region. For more information please visit the European Parliament website.