Elections and Electoral Services
Elections, by-elections and referendums are administered by the Returning Officer and the Elections Office who responsible for conducting council elections and elections to the Scottish, Westminster and European Parliaments in the Moray area, Community Council elections and Cairngorm National Park Authority elections as well as referendums.
Voting gives you a voice in deciding who will make decisions on the issues that affect you everyday at work, at home and in your community. Please find more information by following links on the left of this page. If you need any assistance or information please contact us using the details below.
Updated - 09/01/2017
Local Government (Council) Elections 2017
The next scheduled election will be the Local Government (Council) Elections across all 8 council wards for 26 councillors to be held on Thursday 4 May 2017. More information about this poll will be made available on the dedicated web page in due course. If you are interested in working at a Polling Place, at the Count or helping us process postal votes in a temporary position please contact the elections office on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01343 563459 for more information or for a registration form.
Crofting Commission Elections 2017
Moray is part of the East Highlands Constituency in the Crofting Commission Elections. Nominations are now open for candidates to stand as candidates to the Crofting Commission until 26 January, elections will take place in March 2017. More information can be found here.
Review of the Community Council Scheme and electoral arrangements
The Moray Scheme of establishment for Community Councils and electoral arrangements are under review. The second round of the consultation is open until 6 March 2017. More information can be found here,
Review of Westminster Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries (2018)
The Boundary Commission for Scotland have commenced their review of UK Parliamentary Constituencies, with a review to reducing the total number of constituencies in Scotland from 59 to 53. It is proposed by the BCS that Moray westminster parliamentary constituency becomes Moray and Nairn constituency taking in an area to the west. More information and maps can be found in the link above.
Electoral Registration Office
For electoral register enquiries, to register to vote, change or amend your address or to apply for a postal or proxy vote or to make changes to postal or proxy voting preferences please contact the Electoral Registration Office. Please note that the Electoral Registration Officer only deals with Electoral Register enquiries, amendments, changes to those registered at an address and applications to vote including by post and proxy.
Monday - Thursday - 8:45am to 5pm, Friday - 8:45am to 4pm
Moray Election Office
For information about elections, dates and notices, candidate nominations, agents, polling places, assistance to vote, issues with postal votes not being received, spoilt or lost, ballot papers and how to vote, results or any other election related query:
The Moray Council
Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX
Elections Helpline: 01343 563334
This area of the website provides relevant information to voters, candidates, agents and permitted participants on elections/referendums within the Moray Local Authority Area. It is intended as a guide to supplement other sources of information and should not be relied on as legally definitive. Information is subject to change at short notice as legislation / guidance requires. The Returning /Counting Officer does not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions, or any act arising from, or based on, information contained on the website. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Voters, candidates or agents should consult the appropriate legislation and seek their own legal advice or guidance if they are in any doubt about a particular point.